Study Guide

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Chapter 57

By Laini Taylor

Chapter 57


  • We're finally back to the present-present now, with Karou and Akiva.
  • "Mere seconds had passed since they had broken the wishbone, but in that space of time, years had come home to her" (57.2).
  • Karou knows who she is: she is Madrigal's revenant. Her resurrected soul.
  • Also: remember those baby teeth mentioned back in Chapter 13?
  • Brimstone used them to make Madrigal a baby body. Babies are easier to hide.
  • Um. There is no way to say that without sounding creepy, but we mean it in the least-creepy way possible.
  • Oh, wait. We're not done with flashbacks.
  • Time for another. Back again to Madrigal's execution day...