Silas is the main character of the booked named after him. He is very pale and undersized. Silas is described as an alien-looking man. He also has weird epileptic attacks that cause him to shake.
SIlas meets Eppie
Silas used to be a prominent member of Lantern Yard, but his best friend Williams Dane betrayed him and he was soon accused of stealing money. Silas was distraught with everything he knew being turned-upside down. He soon leaves the town.
Silas goes back to Lantern Yard
Silas learns that his gold had been stolen so he ran into the town. He soon went to tell the people at the rainbow inn and he accuses Jem of stealing. This is the first time Silas came into the public and talked to the people in the community.
On New Year's Eve, Silas's life will be changed forever. Molly Farren tries to make one final act of vengeance as she walks to the ball. She soon falls ill to the demon opium and dies. Eppie who is confused and sad goes to the gleam of light she sees from Silas's hearth. Silas at first thinks it's his Gold, but soon realizes he was gifted with his gold back in a different form.
Silas decides to go back to Lantern Yard to fell security in at least knowing if they ever figured out if he was not guilty. He soon learns that Lantern Yard is gone and was replaced by factories. He also learns everybody he knew back than was gone.
Silas is changed ever since he found Eppie. He has found new motivation in life. He used to be quiet and not out-going, like a hermit. Now SIlas is part of the town and has friends. Eppie says it best when she says "I think no one could be happier than we are."