|Changing babies just got a whole new meaning…|
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Changeling Places is the 29th book of Charmed novels.
Rock-a-bye baby, in the elf lair—
Shapeshifters took you,
pretending to care.
If someone can save you,
the Charmed Ones can—
Rock-a-bye baby, don't leave again.
Piper is trying to be her usual super-witch self and do it all—run P3, take care of her newborn son, Wyatt, and, of course, save Innocents. Her first week back at work is hard—leaving Wyatt at his day care center makes Piper feel like she's abandoning her son. At least Paige has taken a temp job there, and Wyatt seems perfectly content and safe.
But is he? Piper notices that Wyatt's acting strange, not eating or sleeping according to his normal schedule. Phoebe thinks the baby is just going through a stage, but Piper is not convinced. Several of the center's other charges have been exhibiting the same behavior, and some parents are pulling their children from the center's care. After one toddler asks Paige, "Did they take them because they're the wrong babies?" the sisters discover that someone's swapping babies all over San Francisco. The Charmed Ones spring into action, because not only is Wyatt the most magical being on the planet, but he's also a Halliwell… and nobody messes with the Halliwells!
- Piper Halliwell: The eldest sister with the powers of Molecular Immobilization and Molecular Combustion.
- Phoebe Halliwell: The middle sister with the powers of Premonition and Levitation.
- Paige Matthews: The youngest half-sister with the powers of Telekinetic Orbing and Orbing.
- Leo Wyatt: The Charmed Ones' Whitelighter and Piper's husband. He has the powers of Orbing and Healing.
- Wyatt Halliwell: Piper and Leo's first son, with powers beyond everyone's comprehension.
- Caitlyn Poppins: Elf who used the alias Katie Whitesmith while babysitting human children. Her powers involve Shapeshifting.
- Mya: Bounty hunter. Her powers include Energy Balls and Energy Magic.
- Dori: Head of the Bayside Child Care Center.
- Rowan: The elf king. His powers involved Transformation.
- Lexor: A demon who plans on building an army with human infants. A former general who led an army of apocalyptic foot soldiers. His powers involved Energy Balls and High Resistance—he was so powerful even the Power of Three alone wasn't enough to vanquish him.
- Elise Rothman: The editor-in-chief of The Bay Mirror.
- Natalie: A child who gave Paige a much-needed clue.
- Devon: A child.
- Jonathan: A child.
- Garrett: Part-time manager of P3.
- Simon: A 7-month-old infant.
- Dylan: A child.
- Betsy: An infant.
- Michael: An infant.
- Caleb: The elf infant replacing Simon.
- Samuel: The elf infant replacing Wyatt.
- Regan: A five-year-old child with freckled skin and red hair.
To Reveal the Unseen
- Forces of darkness,
- Forces of light,
- Pull back the curtain
- To reveal what is right.
The Power of Three Spell
- The Power of Three will set us free.
- Magic creatures of the woods,
- Rose against the cause of good.
- To help our kind in this dire hour,
- We witches bind these certain powers!
- Shapeshifting: Used by Caitlyn.
- Transformation: Used by the elf king.
- Energy Balls: Used by Mya and Lexor.
- Energy Magic: Used by Mya.
- Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige.
- Orbing: Used by Paige and Leo.
- Molecular Combustion: Used by Piper.
- Book of Shadows: The Halliwell family's tome of spells and information.
Notes and Trivia
- This novel features the term "changeling", an ancient Irish folklore where a human child is replaced with a magical one, generally an elf or a fairy.
- Dutch: Elfenkinderen (Elf children)