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Sweet Talkin' Demon
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He talks the talk…
Novel Information
Written by

Laura J. Burns

Published by

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

ISBN Number

1-4169-1469-2

Timeline

Season 6

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Sweet Talkin' Demon is the 35th book in the Charmed novel series.

It starts on the night of Piper and Leo's anniversary, and ends two weeks later during the Blue Moon.

Summary

His story's sweet, his method's new—
But this man's so perfect, he can't be true.
Find the secret, find his source
Or an Innocent's life may run its course…

Phoebe can't believe her luck—finally, she's met the perfect guy. Daniel's got everything going for him and Phoebe's smitten. Smitten, that is, until Paige, trying to figure out what the weird thing is about this guy, sees a demon in Daniel's living room. Sure, Daniel's more perfect than anyone should be, but in league with a demon? Phoebe can't believe it.

Phoebe's not the only one having trouble with love. Leo's been so busy with his Whitelighter life, he seems to have forgotten about his wife and son. And to make matters in the Manor even worse, Paige fears she's lost her powers. Life with the Charmed Ones is never a walk in the park, but things seem to be getting out of control. Can the sisters set everything straight before their lives fall into utter chaos?

Characters

Major

Support

  • Wyatt Halliwell: Piper and Leo's firstborn son. He has powers beyond everyone's comprehension.
  • Daniel Lemond: Phoebe's love interest. They meet at a fundraiser, where Phoebe is put off by his behavior, but then he calls her the next morning to apologize. His mood swings and unpredictable behavior baffles her more than anything. He is an insecure witch with the power of Luring. Paige later became his Whitelighter.
  • Indar: The demon who switched bodies with Daniel.

Minor

  • Kerria: Leo's charge and Paige's new friend. She is constantly in danger and Leo is forced to put off his anniversary dinner with Piper to protect her.
  • Ryan: Phoebe's assistant.
  • Sovann Duong: Native Cambodian artist presented at the charity event.
  • Olive: An elderly greeter at Williams Market who somehow followed Daniel home.
  • Stevie: A child throwing a tantrum about wanting a puppy.

Mentioned

Magical Notes

Book of Shadows

Spell to Summon the Source of Magic

Power of Three spell
Source of magic, heed our cry.
From Daniel's home, let your power fly.
We summon you before us three,
Secret enchantment, hear our plea.

Blue Moon

Traditionally a moon phase that loosens the bonds of magic, a blue moon could spell disaster for the Power of Three. While some witches may find the bonds between themselves and their powers lessened, the Charmed Ones will have an added worry. The ties that bind the three sisters together will also be loosened. It is imperative that the Power of Three be guarded on this day.
The Power of Three is always there, no matter where we are individually. But if we're not in the same place during a blue moon, the bonds that connect us are weak. Enemies can take advantage of that to sever the bonds completely—and destroy the Power of Three.

Spells

Protection Spell

Voice with power over actions,
Influences and attractions,
Have no sway on us henceforth.

To Steal the Charmed Ones' Powers

Must be cast by a witch under a Blue Moon and while the Charmed Ones are separated
Blue moon that loosens the ties,
Send great magic across the skies.
Power of Three, come to me!

To Call a Witch's Power

Powers of the witches rise
Course unseen across the skies.
Come to us who call you near;
Come to us and settle here.

Body Switching Spell

Ignite a fire pit in the woods, both the caster and host must stand on either end of the fire.
Powers of earth,
Hear my call.
What's mine is yours,
What's yours is mine.
You become me,
Switch it all.

Potions

Paige's Cold Vanquishing Potion

Ingredients: Sage, mugwort, chamomile flowers, red clover and echinacea.
Boil it all together as you would a vanquishing potion, then toss at the sick. Chant these words:
Sickness like an evil, loosen your bond.
Vanquished are you. Be gone.

Paige's Cold Vanquishing Potion Variation

Boil different healing ingredients together as you would a vanquishing potion, then toss at the sick. Chant these words:
Bad health, disappear.
Banished are you. Go away from here.

Powers

Artifacts

Notes and Trivia

  • This novel was published in 2006. Ironically, there was no Blue Moon (by any standard or measurement) that year.
  • Piper and Leo's anniversary is in February.
  • Phoebe is allergic to strawberries.
  • Phoebe doesn't use her powers at all.

Differences from the Show

  • Leo is still the Charmed Ones' Whitelighter.
  • Paige has the power to throw fireballs.
  • Phoebe says she doesn't have a favorite movie, because she is always finding one movie more interesting than the other. On the show, her favorite was "Kill It Before It Dies".
  • Phoebe doesn't seem to have the power of Empathy.

Errors

  • Piper was able to freeze Indar in Daniel's body. It should not have been possible since Indar was possessing an active witch's body.

International Titles

  • Dutch: Betoverende woorden (Charming words)