Mirror Image
Mirror image
Will skeletons in the closet tear the sisters apart?
Novel Information
Written by

Jeff Mariotte

Published by

Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.)

ISBN Number

0743462505 / 9780743462501


Season 4

Novel Guide

Mist and Stone


Between Worlds


Mirror Image is the 19th book in the novel series and is written by Jeff Mariotte.

This novel is set between Season 4 Episode 8 "Black as Cole" and Episode 10 "A Paige from the Past" as Cole is human, but he and Phoebe are not yet engaged. Because of this, it actually comes before Something Wiccan This Way Comes chronologically even though it was published several months after.


Mirror, mirror, on the wall
poised is she, to take the fall,
as mist and fog I travel through
a demon's will, this binding shall endure.

Phoebe Halliwell is stunned when her latest vision involves her younger half sister, Paige. The vision reveals to her that Paige is actually an imposter who will infiltrate the Power of Three and break it apart. However, Piper is dismissive when she learns of Phoebe's concerns—so much so that Cole and Leo end up taking sides as well. Before long, all involved are on edge.

Paige senses that her sisters are acting strangely around her, so when she meets Timothy McBride, an attractive young stranger who purports to be a witch, she decides not to tell them. She wants to have something of her own, separate from her Charmed duties. Secrets are estranging the sisters from one another, and the timing isn't good. Women are turning up all over the city, dead by supernatural causes. The perpetrator may be connected to the sisters' past—but if they can't work together, they might not be able to stop him.






Magical Notes

Book of Shadows

Philippa Halliwell's Journal Entry

Agnes came to the house for the first time since the day she turned against us. We were polite, as she remains family, but no more than polite. She as brought disgrace upon the Halliwell family, and there are many among us who are not disposed to forgive her, nor will become so. Agnes, as the saying goes, has made her own bed. Whether she enjoys lying in it is not a concern for the rest of us.


To Find Agnes's Clue

Pages left
And pages right
Bring Aunt Agnes's past
Into the light.

To Vanquish Timothy McBride

The Power of Three,
Once put asunder,
Renews itself,
And sends you down under.



  • Ironically, Phoebe dismissively compared Paige to Mata Hari in chapter two of the novel. She would later become possessed by Mata Hari's karma in the Season 6 episode Used Karma which aired a year after the novel was written.
  • Agnes Halliwell and Philippa Halliwell are introduced in chapter 2. Chapter 8 sets the battle between Agnes and Timothy in 1904 in San Francisco.
  • On page 160 Agnes says she protected Timothy from "[her] sisters' spells," implying she had more than one sister. This is reaffirmed on page 161 when she says "I was trying to locate a sister, scrying with my mirror…" instead of saying my sister implying once again that she had more than one sister.

Bloopers and Glitches

  • In this book, it was mentioned that Phoebe met the ghost of their ancestor, Melinda Warren when she first found the Book of Shadows in the first episode. In the episode, she only found references to the woman and first met her in "The Witch is Back".
  • The Book of Shadows in the novel is described to be a brown leather volume with the triquetra symbol woven in gold. The Book on the show was green leather with the symbol in orange.