A Tale of Two Pipers
It's called the Power of Three for a reason!
Novel Information
Written by

Emma Harrison

Published by

Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.)

ISBN Number

0-6898-7272-0 / 9780689872723


Season 4

Novel Guide

Inherit the Witch


The Brewing Storm


A Tale of Two Pipers is the 24th book in the Charmed novel series.

This novel is difficult to place in the series continuity because there are so few identifying time markers. However, as Piper is not pregnant, it would have to take place right before the Season 4 finale episode "Witch Way Now?".


While Darklighters threaten to steal true love
magic made a wish go wrong:
Where two are, once was one—
but two does not mean twice as strong.

Too much work and no time for play have made Piper a major stress case. When a seemingly harmless wish comes true, creating two Pipers, it looks like the problem's solved. Two Pipers can do twice as much work, leaving one Piper to party the night away and the other to finally have time to relax. While one Piper's home baking, the other can give an interview. Two Pipers? Too perfect.

But soon it becomes clear that two heads—and bodies—aren't always better than one. When Darklighters kidnap Leo and hold him hostage in exchange for the Charmed Ones' powers, one of the Pipers doesn't even seem to care. And then both Pipers' powers fade, leaving them useless and sick. Phoebe and Paige scramble to find a reversal spell, but without Leo's help, and with Piper split in two, will the Power of Three become powerless?




Magical Notes


To Vanquish Malagon

Blood to blood, ash to ash,
Evil spawned from darkness past.
By the power of Three we banish thee,
Leave this realm, be gone at last.

To Make a Wish Come True

By the Power of Three,
We wish this wish be done.

International titles

  • French: Deux Piper valent mieux qu'une (Two Piper are better than one)
  • Russian: История о двух Пайпер [Istorija o dvuh Pajper] (History About Two Piper)
  • Dutch: Piper versus Piper (Piper versus Piper)