Well then, this was much darker than I expected. Truth be told, I didn't read the synopsis for this before I started it. I just really liked the art style, and it intrigued me enough to request it on NetGalley. What can I say? I'm a visual person. Greg Hinkle's art caught me.
Now, I can't say too much because I'll spoil this for you. What I can say, is that this is quite the twisted tale. Stephen Thorn starts out as your normal, everyday character. It all comes down to circumstance, to being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and suddenly his whole life is turned inside out. The man that Thorn becomes after that, well let's just say that his life definitely isn't filled with sunshine and roses. It's just about as far to the opposite of that as one can possibly get.
This story is very bloody. Drenched in it, in fact. It's violent, and definitely not for the faint of heart. If you can't handle graphic deaths, I'd suggest you stay away. If you can handle that though, the story underneath it all is actually really interesting. Admittedly dark and dreary, but interesting just the same. Make sure you read the author's note at the end. I promise you, there will be shivers running up and down your spine.