Ok, look. I tried to draw you an MS Paint progression of how the story goes, because we all know that MS Paint explains everything. And I felt like this:
And this is something I missed entirely in Palimpsest if it existed there at all, but which is probably not surprising coming from the author of this blog: Orphan’s Tales is full of sly humor. CHOCK! Until now I’d filed her away under Potentially Crazy For No Reason, but sneaky humor bats will always win me over. Who reads this and doesn’t want a Leucrotta for their own? Darling Beast.
I know I’ve bombarded you with images in place of a plot summary, but I would like at this moment to redirect your attention to the Paint dots. You see what I’m up against?
In sum: I was weirded into loving it, eight caterpillars much.