Hannibal Rising tells the story of Hannibal Lecter who starts out as an innocent little boy, but becomes a sadistic killer by the time he grows up into a young man!
Upon losing both parents during the midst of the Second World War, Hannibal and his sister Mischa are held up by five Nazis in a cabin. Looking for food to eat and shelter, with no rations. The men set their ruthless, greedy eyes on the two children.
Eight years passed and Hannibal has been placed in an orphanage of what used to be his family's old home, with no memory of what happened to his sister. He decides to make a break for it, and takes a train all the way to Paris where his Japanese aunt Lady Murasaki resides. The woman takes him in to live at her mansion and the boy begins to find happiness with his relative.
Hannibal Lecter commits his first murder against butcher Paul Momund, who sexually harassed Lady Murasaki at the market in front of him. Hannibal is interrogated by Inspector Popil at the police department since he fought with the man, but the results from the polygraph could not prove him guilty.
The young man enrolls at a medical school. Lady Murasaki sells her estate.
Hannibal gradually remembers the men killing Mischa and then eating the girl. He captures Herr Dortlich who was one of the accomplices involved when revisiting the partly destroyed cabin in Medininkai. Hannibal Lecter kills the man after forcing Dortlich to reveal the whereabouts of his former comrades. He readily sets out to hunt down the remaining war criminals so he can avenge the murder of his sister! Popil wants him to turn them over to the authorities, but Hannibal has a personal score to settle with the men!
This suspenseful thriller has everything a devoted horror fan could ever ask for!