Hannibal Rising : (Hannibal Lecter), Paperback Book

Hannibal Rising : (Hannibal Lecter) Paperback

Part of the Hannibal Lecter series

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


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.


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I wanted to finish reading the Hannibal series but was a bit apprehensive of this one after feeling a bit let down by the last book. This one was pleasantly surprising and I ended up enjoying it very much. My main concern with it was that I feel it probably didn't actually need to be a Hannibal Lecter book. Apart from the hints in the previous book it feels a long departure form the initial 2 books of series. The writing style of the author still remains very engaging and fluid and this makes the book a smooth and interesting read. Will look up the first book which he wrote because I've enjoyed reading this series a lot.

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