HE IS ONE OF THE MOST HAUNTING CHARACTERS
IN ALL OF LITERATURE.
AT LAST THE EVOLUTION OF HIS EVIL
Hannibal Lecter emerges from the nightmare of the Eastern Front, a boy in the snow, mute, with a chain around his neck.
He seems utterly alone, but he has brought his demons with him.
Hannibal’s uncle, a noted painter, finds him in a Soviet orphanage and brings him to France, where Hannibal will live with his uncle and his uncle’s beautiful and exotic wife, Lady Murasaki.
Lady Murasaki helps Hannibal to heal. With her help he flourishes, becoming the youngest person ever admitted to medical school in France.
But Hannibal’s demons visit him and torment him. When he is old enough, he visits them in turn.
He discovers he has gifts beyond the academic, and in that epiphany, Hannibal Lecter becomes death’s prodigy.
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter #4)User Review - Christinna Viruet - Goodreads
I can tell that he did not want to write this. The story goes against the cannon that Hannibal is a killer because he enjoys it and turns him into an avenging angel. This is still a good story and a ... Read full review
Review: Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter #4)User Review - Alice - Goodreads
I will admit I've been rather harsh on the Hannibal series, but when a series is so famous people are talking about it years later I expect the highest quality of prose and narrative. I certainly see ... Read full review