Patty's Awakening
The Warren Witches
Novel Information
Written by

Greg Elliot

Published by

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

ISBN Number



Season 6

Novel Guide

The Crucible


Something Old, Something New


Patty's Awakening is the 3rd of eight short stories in The Warren Witches. It is written by Greg Elliot.


Patricia Halliwell is at a crossroad in her life and she herself doesn't know what she wants: live a life with or without magic? Soon she falls for a boy at school, Hugh Stenstrom and she feels herself wanting to give up magic forever. Penny tries to reason with her, but will the latter succeed, or will Patty let herself be swayed by Hugh's mother Stella, who is more than she appears to be.

The novel is set during 1966, when Patty is a sixteen-year-old sophomore.






Magical Notes

Book of Shadows

Advice to Banish A Demon Threatening One's Family

When demons come in human form
To threaten those you love with harm,
Wait until the moon's full pow'r,
And cast your spell at the witching hour.

Guidance to a Banishing Spell

Take four objects, wrapped in care,
One for each child you will bear.
With this bundle, and your spell,
Cast this demon back to hell.


Spell found in The Book of Shadows

Demon in the form of man,
Leave this quest, this life, this land.
Return unto your natural form.
No longer do my loved ones harm.

Patty's Banishing Spell

Inspired by all three above
Demon in this kindly form,
Quit your quest to do me harm.
Stay no more in this earthly world.
Back to darkness, you are hurled.


Notes and Trivia

  • Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Paige are not present in the story, but three of them are seen in a vision while the last one is mentioned.
  • Victor Bennett is mentioned.
  • Patty experiences two sets of premonitions, where she finds herself in a hospital room with her husband and three daughters. The first vision is revealed to be sent by a force of evil to trick her, while the latter are sent by good to warn her. The latter is presumed to be Sam Wilder.

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