Study Guide

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Chapter 8

By Laini Taylor

Chapter 8


  • Back in Brimstone's shop, Karou waits for Brimstone to be done with another trader: Bain. (No, not Bane, the mumbly guy from Batman.)
  • Brimstone pays Bain a couple of gavriels, which is pretty much a superwish, "enough to buy […] flight and invisibility" (8.9). Wow.
  • Karou gives Brimstone the tusks, but he won't tell her what they're really for. He pays her with a shing, which is the next step above a scuppy.
  • It's cool, but it's no gavriel.
  • Needless to say, Karou thinks the payment is on the skimpy side.
  • But she doesn't get too mad. It seems that Brimstone raised her here, and she's feeling a little homesick.
  • She's about to ask to spend the night in her old cot when there's a banging at the door.
  • Not the outside door, but an inside door. Karou does not know where this one leads.
  • Brimstone makes her leave before she can find out what's behind the door.
  • Issa ushers her out, back into the cold Prague night.