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Daughter of Smoke & Bone Chapter 26

By Laini Taylor

Chapter 26

A Soft Wrongness

  • Karou travels with presents and food to Zuzana's puppet show, but she's a little nervous about Bain's threat.
  • Nothing happens. Karou arrives without incident, and gives Zuzana breakfast, a vintage ballet dress, and shoes.
  • Karou also thinks about the gleaming half-moon knives she bought for herself.
  • Once the crowd builds, Zuzana starts her puppet show. As it turns out, she is the puppet, and there's a giant marionette playing the puppeteer. Neat role reversal, huh?
  • The crowd loves it, but Karou starts feeling more and more uneasy about something.
  • What could it be?