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Daughter of Smoke & Bone Chapter 59

By Laini Taylor

Chapter 59

The World Remade

  • It's execution day again—for, what, the fourth time?
  • Anywho, Madrigal is in her cell, and Brimstone has come to visit her.
  • The resurrectionist drops hints that this is not the end for Madrigal, even though Thiago has demanded that her soul be evanesced—dissipated into the air, never to be resurrected.
  • Jeez, man, jealous much? This takes "if I can't have her, no one can" to the craziest extreme.
  • Then Brimstone drops a huge bomb on Madrigal. He says it was Chiro that sold her out to Thiago. That jackal-headed jerk.
  • Before leaving, Brimstone tells Madrigal that hope is the real magic. She just needs to focus it.
  • After he says this, "[Madrigal] didn't understand, quite, but something was starting to take shape, out of magic and will. Smoke and bone" (59.95). Title shout out, woot woot.
  • Enough of this heartwarming moment of courage, it's time to chop her head off.
  • Thiago comes in to boss the guards around.
  • Brimstone tells Thiago that he found someone to bless Madrigal's evanescence: "Chiro. […] I can't imagine you would object to her" (59.106).
  • Thiago doesn't object, and Madrigal now has an idea.
  • It's all clear to her now.
  • Just not to us, yet.