Study Guide

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Chapter 17

By Laini Taylor

Chapter 17

World Apart

  • Through Brimstone's door, Karou enters a whole new world. Don't you dare close your eyes, girl.
  • It's a brand new place she never knew. Two moons, huge fortress walls, a city covered in iron bars "as if they existed within a cage" (17.8).
  • Karou thinks she's high up in a tower, and now from way up here, it's crystal clear, that she's in a whole new world... alone. And it's kind of creepy, what with the winged creatures flying around.
  • Voices travel down the hallway: Brimstone and Twiga. Karou hides, and they don't see her.
  • She follows them down a long spiral staircase into a cathedral.
  • Instead of people kneeling in prayer, however, it is filled with stone slabs, and on each one, there's a dead chimaera.
  • Karou sneaks over to investigate one of them: a muscular white wolf man.
  • As if this wasn't strange enough, she notices that his palms have the same eye tattoos as hers do.
  • She holds her hand next to the wolfman's. "His hand […] it was warm. It was not dead. He was not dead" (17.5-17.53).
  • Before you can say eep, the wolfman wakes up and grabs Karou.
  • He slams her onto the stone table.
  • All she can do is scream.