Steampunk, alternate history, even dieselpunk? I don't know, but this story reads like a dark thriller at first. There are gruesome murders and buddy themes echoing Holmes and Watson (or Mulder and Scully). A bleak brooding city where nothing is what it seems provides an unsettling backdrop to disturbing and horrifying happenings. Climaxes and fantasy build until the biggest, Messianic, secret of all is uncovered. I just had to keep reading.