This is a plot driven mystery within the workings of a Victorian Steampunk setting. The imagery is fantastic. Following in the Victorian tradition of story telling, there is a orphan-like character, turned thief and a wealthy foe turned benefactor. The savior of moral choice is deep within, but also influenced with a slight push from the outside world. Although this is Steampunk, which obviously allows for a creative splintering from the typical restraints of the era, I still had a difficult time with aspects of the language used and also, the depiction and thoughts (mostly wording) when it came to intimacy. I just didn't care for the word choice coupled with the era, i.e. 'hard,' it just didn't work for me in a Victorian set story.