every few chapter there a bit of a timeskip. you're never too sure about it until you notice some difference in their environment and personality. some characters come and go and comes back again. others just die from unforeseen circumstances. even though its a couple of mini stories from one character to another, it all patches up well to create this elaborate story of a dying world with no god and justice left in it. read it all to see men's struggles and failures for happiness...or just despairquit while you can.