Garden of Evil
Not every fairy tale has a happy ending…
Novel Information
Written by

Emma Harrison

Published by

Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.)

ISBN Number

0-689-85077-8 / 9780743461016


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Garden of Evil is the 13th novel of the Charmed novels and is written by Emma Harrison.

This novel is set between Season 4 Episode 6 "A Knight to Remember" and Season 4 Episode 8 "Black as Cole" as Paige Matthews has moved into the manor, but Cole still retains his demonic powers.


By the powers above
And by all things good,
Bring me a love
Who will always be true.
Although Paige's latest boyfriend—encountered when vanquishing a demon that was about to kill him and his date—appears perfect, Phoebe tells Piper about her misgivings she has and when she discovers that he is actually the mortal identity of the demon Vandalus, who traps Paige in his garden and sets out to seduce her so that he can break the curse he is under and unlock his full power. Thanks to a last-ditch effort to penetrate the shield Vandalus had erected to block access by using Cole to bypass the shield—it had been erected to prevent good from penetrating, but Cole's powers coming from evil gave the Charmed Ones an unexpected loophole—Vandalus's influence over Paige is broken and he is vanquished.




  • Vandalus: The antagonist of the book. Disguised as Micah Grant, he seduced Paige. His powers involved Hypnosis and Shapeshifting.
  • Aplacum: Aplacum had been at war with Vandalus for centuries for domination over each other's empires.

Magical Notes


To Vanquish Aplacum

Whispering winds, serve us well.
Take this demon back to hell.

To Reveal Demonic Form

Mirror of life, mirror so sure,
In your reflection all is pure.
Behind your glass let nothing hide,
Reveal the truth that lurks inside.

To Vanquish Vandalus

By the Power of Three, his spells be done,
His evil through, his mask unspun.
Take this monster away from us,
Lets our words vanquish Vandalus.


Notes and Trivia

  • This is the first novel to feature Paige as the main character.
  • It is set in spring.


  • In chapter 2, Piper is called the Julia Child of the Wicca world, referencing a famous mid-1900's chef.
  • Paige's love of lollipops, a sticking point in Enter the Demon is mentioned in chapter 2.

International titles

  • French: Le jardin du mal (The Garden of the Evil)
  • Russian: Sad d'javola (Garden of the Devil)
  • Spanish: El jardín del mal (The Garden of the Evil)
  • Dutch: Tuin van het kwaad (Garden of the Evil)