Travel the centuries with Reynard Ashwin, who unwittingly allowed a dark force to enter him to save himself from the plague in 1666, as he struggles to keep his humanity and not feed as the entity entwined with his soul demands. Reynard must feed the hunger burning in his core. Though Reynard protests, he quickly succumbs to devouring human flesh.
At first, Reynard abstains from giving the hunger what it wants and feeds on rodents filling the streets or lapping blood from cobbles near a butcher shop. When he returns home to find his wife and son have succumbed to the Black Death, he loses his morality and feeds the hunger burning within him with every bite of flesh and swallow of blood leaves him wanting more.
After being linked to a series of heinous murders, the authorities ship Reynard to America, where his bloody rampage continues across the continent. During his travels, only two women are spared from the hunger’s demands as they remind him of his past. With the help of these women, he learns how to end his contract with Hunger.