Study Guide

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Chapter 4

By Laini Taylor

Chapter 4

Poison Kitchen

  • After school, Karou and Zuzuna go eat at Poison Kitchen, a cafe populated with statues wearing gas masks. They've even got a history of serving up deadly dishes. Exciting.
  • Anyway, the two chat about story stuff—scene, backstory, and foreshadowing, of course—until a crow-like little monster named Kishmish shows up with a message for Karou: "Errand requiring immediate attention. Come" (4.38).
  • Karou has to blow off Zuzuna for the rest of the night, and her friend isn't happy about it. But duty, whatever it may be, calls.