Light of the World
Light of the world
This diamond isn't a girl's best friend…
Novel Information
Written by

Scott Ciencin

Published by

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

ISBN Number



Season 6

Novel Guide

Sweet Talkin' Demon


House of Shards


Light of the World is the 36th book in the Charmed novel series.

It takes place between Season 6 Episode 3 "Forget Me...Not" and Episode 16 "The Courtship of Wyatt's Father", as Wyatt has already summoned a dragon, but Paige still has strawberry blond hair.


From sea to sea to shining sea,
I bade that she come back to me—
Without her look, without her face,
I bade I too would leave this place.

The Charmed Ones couldn't be happier—Phoebe and Piper's childhood friend Lyssa is getting married and has asked them to be bridesmaids! They're thrilled to support her at her wedding, and jump at the chance to get away to the seaside for a little while.

The ceremony will take place in Serenity Cove's beautiful old lighthouse, which is rumored to be haunted by the vengeful spirit of the lighthouse keeper who lost his true love at sea—one hundred years ago, on the date of Lyssa's wedding. The Halliwell sisters ignore the rumors… until, that is, they notice the strange behavior of Lyssa's fiancé. He seems to have become obsessed with Lyssa's family heirloom, a strange and beautiful diamond called the Light of the World. Can the Charmed Ones disclose his true identity and intentions before their friend says "I do" to Mr. Wrong?




  • Wyatt Halliwell: Piper and Leo's firstborn son. He has powers beyond everyone's comprehension.
  • Lyssa Ainsley: Piper and Phoebe's childhood friend.
  • James Agatt: Lyssa's fiancé, possessed by the Keeper. Oxford professor. He was an orphan.
  • Lighthouse Keeper: A vengeful spirit who used to guard the Light of the World.
  • Trudy: Spirit and the Keeper's lost love.



Magical Notes

Book of Shadows

  • There is an entry on nixies, but its content is unknown.


To Trap a Nixie in Water Form

(needs potion)
Imprisoned be
Mr. Water-ee

To Drive Nixies Away

Those who just fell like rain.
Begone, begone down the drain.

To Undo a Binding Spell

For those who don't want to stick around
Your freedom's at hand and shall be found.

Discord Spell

Let those who gaze upon this light
Know misery and anger
And fight, fight, fight!

Summoning Spell

Power of Three spell
Powers that be
We sisters three
Call on thee
Light the way
For one lost that day
Bring her here and now—with truth to say!



Notes and Trivia

Differences from the Show

  • In this book, Paige was in the foster system for some time before being adopted by the Matthews. On the show, she was given to the Matthews by a nun named Sister Agnes.
  • The Book of Shadows cover was black instead of green.