Study Guide

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Chapter 49

By Laini Taylor

Chapter 49


  • Finally: it's the moment we've all been waiting for. What's the deal with all the teeth?
  • "Brimstone was a resurrectionist" (49.7).
  • Huh?
  • We learn about Brimstone through the story of Madrigal's sister Chiro's death... and rebirth.
  • Somehow, dude is able to create a new body for a dead chimaera by making a necklace of teeth and gemstones. Madrigal was the lucky gal who got to make her sister's necklace.
  • The resurrected are called revenants, and they have hamsas—the eye tattoos on their palms, just like Karou has.
  • Oh.
  • That purity talk from before? It has nothing to do with virginity.
  • It means you haven't died and been resurrected. (Yet.)
  • Anyway, after all this backstory, we're back to Madrigal fretting about a dance.
  • She decides it's time to take a bath and think things over.