Study Guide

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Chapter 39

By Laini Taylor

Chapter 39

Blood Will Out

  • This chapter's a flashbackback: a flashback to the flashback from a couple of chapters ago.
  • As Akiva recovers from his wounds, he realizes he can tap into his deep personal pain in order to do magic.
  • Just in case this deep personal pain didn't make him all dark and twisty enough, he spends a few pages mulling over his traumatic family life.
  • He never knew his mother, his father was jerk, he shed tears on the inside, "he learned to go into his pain" (39.35).
  • Akiva decides to learn the chimaera language so he can find "his chimaera girl" (39.37).
  • She's his possession now, isn't that sweet?