I'm only a hundred pages in, but I've noticed Andrzej did something very interesting. His monster hunting hero is crossing paths with famous fairy tails, retold to match the dark and mature content included throughout.
It started with a story involving a man cursed to live looking like a beast, with added strength, and magical powers over his mansion. He was cursed by a priestess, and he grows roses in his garden. I thought to myself that it sounded like Beauty and the Beast, or at least contained some of the same symbols and concepts.
Now I'm on a story that included a stepmother queen who uses a magic mirror, and tried to have a hunter kill her stepdaughter. The daughter survives and takes up with seven gnomes. It was then that I understood what the author was doing.
Hopefully this trend continues as I finish the book.