The issue is simple enough, I’m concerned my main character will be despised by the reader and they won’t be able to read my work because of their disgust for the character. I'll give a brief summary of the first few chapters, the actions of the MC, which are necessary to introduce his character and a main plot device. His first moments in the story are him conning some men into buying some necklaces, he rips them off. He is then abused by some soldiers who he meets later breaking ones arm and giving another two a concussion, later he robs a man of a massive amount of gold and kills a man who helped him. He goes home to kill someone who is raiding his possessions, soon after when war breaks out he takes the opportunity to steal from a church, he tortures and kills a priest steals a massive ruby from the church then burns it down. Pretty lousy hey? I'm fine with the character not being liked but the issue is wouldn't this make the reader hate him? This is all critical to the plot and I want to start it with some action, I’m just concerned it'll make the reader turn away in disgust, the main reason for that is the MC has no remorse for his actions and furthermore even feels they are justified. Does this seem interesting or does it just make you never want to read more?