Beware What You Wish
Beware What You Wish
Visions of evil are everywhere…
Novel Information
Written by

Diana G. Gallagher

Published by

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

ISBN Number

0-743-40934-5 / 9780743409346


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Beware What You Wish is the 10th novel of the Charmed novels and is written by Diana G. Gallagher.

This novel should take place between Season 3 Episode 16 "Death Takes a Halliwell" and Episode 19 "The Demon Who Came in From the Cold".


When wishes give dark powers life
Stark disaster becomes rife.
Danger, chaos, evil rise
Before our unsuspecting eyes!

While photographing Stephen Tremaine, a wealthy businessman running for public office, Prue notices an ancient stone statue from South America. Then the next morning, Prue, Piper, and Phoebe are disturbed by the number of tragic incidents in the news. Wishing she could foresee more calamities in order to prevent them, Phoebe suddenly gets dizzy, but the feeling passes.

Soon Phoebe is having more visions than she can handle—and the sisters can't keep up with the impending accidents and disasters. Then a terrible vision sends the Halliwells to a charity carnival, where Tremaine will face his opponent. The Charmed Ones must summon the Power of Three to avert a tragedy and save San Francisco—if they can work out which disaster to stop first!




  • Athulak: A powerful demon trapped inside a stone before Stephen accidentally released him.
  • Stephen Tremaine: Wealthy businessman running for congressman, who had a photo shooting with Prue.
  • Noel Jefferson: Stephen's competition, who is more beneficial in winning the election due to his influencing nature. He seems to show an interest in Prue.
  • Rick Foreman: New part-time bartender at P3. Phoebe's love interest.



Magical NotesEdit


Protection SpellEdit

Fire, water, wind, and air,
Cast in cosmic primal brine;
Bid Athulak's wind, beware!
No passage through this door I bind.



  • Protection Pouch: A pouch filled with raw chicken hearts and falconed feathers and other spices.
  • Spirit Stone: An Amazonian rock with carved symbols that trapped the demon Athulak for millennia.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • This is the last book to feature Prue, and the first to feature Leo.
  • Leo and Piper are married in this novel.
  • Phoebe has developed the power of Levitation, but Piper is yet to develop the power of Molecular Combustion.
  • Prue is mentioned to have Astral Projection, but doesn't use it.

Continuity ErrorsEdit

  • Phoebe wasn't dating Cole Turner.
  • In this book, the Elders allowed Piper and Leo to be together because Piper's broken heart threatened to weaken the Power of Three. On the show, she was able to convince them by saving an innocent girl named Kate.
  • Prue is described as having blue eyes when her eyes are actually green.
  • Whitelighters are called "White Lighters".

International titlesEdit

  • French: La statuette maléfique (The Evil Statue)
  • Russian: Opasnyje žjelanija (The Dangerous Desires)