|Written by||Brandon Alexander|
|Published by||Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing|
|ISBN Number||0671041630 / 978-0671041632|
The Power of Three (novel)
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Kiss of Darkness is the second novel in the Charmed (novels) series.
The novel starts on New Year's Eve and so takes place between Season 1 Episode 10 Wicca Envy and Season 1 Episode 11 Feats of Clay, as Claire is now Prue's boss at the Buckland's Auction House, and Phoebe says (in episode 11) that she has not seen an old friend for the past five months (since she returned from New York).
The plot revolves around a curse that has been placed onto Prue. She kisses a stranger and then has the urge to kiss other guys, but everytime she does she grows weaker and will eventually die! Phoebe and Piper have to find a way to undo the Curse.
Sealed with a curse...
- In the shadow of the tower,
- We lovers two entwine,
- Bringing heat to breath and life to power,
- And forging your soul to mine!
Something changed Prue Halliwell on New Year's Eve, when a stranger gave her the most passionate kiss of her life. Now Prue feels driven to kiss every man she meets.
At first, Piper and Phoebe think the new Prue is fun. But when Prue grows weaker with every kiss, the Charmed Ones know that evil is at work. Now Piper and Phoebe must save their sister, but can they do it with only the Power of Two?
Extract From The NovelEdit
"She left the room, again passing the glass case. Her head throbbing with pain. Then a bright light flashed into Phoebe's eyes. Electricity jolted her. I did it! she realized. It's a vision! Phoebe closed her eyes—and images began to appear in her mind:
'Prue entwined in a passionate embrace with a cloaked man.
A cloak decorated with the symbols of the black tower card.
He drops her to the floor in a lifeless heap.
The tower card from Elena's deck slowly floating down.
Landing on Prue's lips.
A final kiss of death...'
Phoebe came out of her trance, shaken to the core.
The meaning of the vision wasn't completely clear. Only one thing was. I have to get back to the house, Phoebe realized. Prue doesn't have much time left!"
Notes & TriviaEdit
- This is the first novel that features Prue as a main character.
- On the Russian front cover it shows Piper, Paige & Phoebe of the 5th season.
- French: Le baiser des Ténèbres (The Kiss of Darkness)
- Russian: Potseluy t'my (Kiss of Darkness)