Study Guide

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Chapter 47

By Laini Taylor

Chapter 47

Evanescence

  • The next thirteen chapters are all flashbacks, y'all.
  • If you're just joining us, these chapters are basically like listening to Evanescence.
  • Seriously. Karou and Akiva broke the wishbone, and Karou woke up inside. Yada yada yada.
  • Flashbacks.
  • We begin at the end, with Madrigal's execution.
  • At Thiago the Wolfman's insistence, Madrigal is to be beheaded while Akiva watches.
  • She handles her execution about as calmly as someone who is about to be executed can handle such things.
  • But maybe it's because she has a plan: "After she died, she was going to save Akiva's life" (47.12).
  • Wow, this book really isn't getting any less confusing, is it?