Study Guide

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Chapter 55

By Laini Taylor

Chapter 55

Children of Regret

  • Madrigal takes Akiva to a temple of Ellai, a phantom moon goddess, and tells him her people's creation myth.
  • Akiva sums it up by saying, "That is your legend? […] That seraphim are the blood of a rapist sun?" (55.9) Yikes.
  • They rush further into a nearby grove, and take each other's masks off.
  • They say "hello" to each other three times in about four paragraphs. They just came to say "hello," we guess.
  • Finally, their lips touch.
  • Just one time... for now.