Not sure why this one was marked Steampunk, but it is what it is.
I would have filed it as Fantasy.
A bit confusing, but it was translated from Spanish (I think) so I think he just needs a better translator.
Good vs evil, but which side is which is up for interpretation.
Brandan is both scary and to be pitied.
It would have been nice to have more details surrounding the Dark Forests.
I don't quite understand what the messengers and menialbodies are (or their purpose), but when I read fantasy I'm willing to throw belief down dark well and just enjoy the story.
Kinda creepy though.
If you read Spanish I would recommend this one.
As far as I can tell none of the rest of the series has been translated so here is where I leave it.