Fanule Perfidor is not a name, it's a magical spell that gives life to one of the hottest, sexiest, nicest, most compassionate, most sympathetic and BEST characters I've ever read. In the book everyone seems to be startled and awed by his physical presence and I have no doubt about it, because he takes possession of the heart and mind of the reader and then you're his. He has a dangerous and sinful aura, he has scars and he is probably bi-polar, going through mania and depression in phases, taking a potion to keep his balance. He is committed to his people, the Mongrels. He is their leader and protector. His sense of justice leads his action and when he gives himself, be it with his heart or his body, he is generous and open and vulnerable.
Will Marchman (William for Fanule) is the other half. He is a nice young man, maybe a little naive, but he is courageous and deceivingly strong, the perfect match for Fanule. Will is a Pure, 100% human, and in a world where Mongrels are treated as outcasts and branded with a ratio that expresses their mixed heritage, he's never bothered by Fanule's different nature. He offers his love to him (and then his help) dismissing his worries and embracing his lover's cause as if it were his own. He tends to him with a tender care that wins you over.
The setting is awesome and it revolves around a Circus where bad things are happening. Fanule is determined to uncover the misdeeds of the Circus' owner and those of the mayor that's supporting the unlawful incarceration and persecution of the Mongrels. In his mission he is helped by Clancy, a powerful vampire, and Simon, a Pure bounty-hunter who decides to support the Mongrels. Clancy and Simon have frequent trysts and their relationship is very entertaining and funny in places. The world where the characters live is full of magic and you get to know it page by page, information is never dumped on the readers and you find yourself immersed in it without realizing it's happening.
This book is recommended to anyone, but especially to those who like steampunk novels. I finished the book yesterday and I'm still thinking about it, I'm keeping Fanule right here with me. I love you Fanule, really.