A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel - Part 3: "Grey Thief" Summary & Analysis

V. E. Schwab
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In Part 3: “Grey Thief,” the author shifts perspective to follow Lila Bard, a young thief residing in Grey London. Under her cloak Lila carries a stolen watch and various weapons. She brazenly chats with a constable, who shows her a Wanted poster bearing an image of herself in her usual disguise: a mask and a broad-brimmed hat, obscuring not just her face, but her gender. Not wearing the disguise, Lila is not recognized. She recalls Barron warning her of such incautious exhibitions.

In Chapter 2, Lila goes home to the ship she is living on. She has fantasies of being a pirate one day, but this ship belongs to a drunk named Powell. She admires her possessions, her weapons, and a favorite map. Powell enters demanding money, and when he does not get as much as he wants, he tries to sexually assault...

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