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The Gypsy Enchantment
TheGypsyEnchantment
Evil has many faces…
Novel Information
Written by

Carla Jablonski

Published by

Pocket Books / Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing

ISBN Number

0-743-40931-0 / 9780743409315

Timeline

Season 2

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The Gypsy Enchantment is the 7th book in the Charmed novels. It was written by Carla Jablonski and was released in 2001.

The story takes place between Season 2 Episode 17 "How to Make a Quilt Out of Americans" and the Season 3 premiere as Piper has ended her relationship with Dan, but Phoebe has not yet gained her active power of Levitation.

Summary

Three-ring acts and thice-told tales
Bring threefold power that never fails.
Gypsy legends, Gypsy lore,
Gypsy demons haunt no more.

Prue is in a serious funk. Her latest photo assignment for 415 is an in-depth article about the Carnival Cavalcade—circus acts in a tent, and a midway with games and food. Prue hates circuses, but Piper and Phoebe are up for meeting the tattooed snake-charmer, clowns, and especially Ivan, the handsome Gypsy animal trainer. But a dark sign seems to mark him, and Phoebe has a vision of Piper—strangled by a handsome stranger!

Could Ivan be a demon in disguise? A mysterious fire and a tragic death compel the Charmed Ones to use their gifts. Now it's the Power of Three against the magic of ancient Gypsy forces!

Characters

Major

Support

  • Ivan: Animal trainer and the Gypsy Violinist.
  • Olga: The Gypsy who raised Sacha, and is after the Romany Ruby.
  • Loriathian: A beast guarding the Romany Ruby.
  • Sacha: A silent clown and Ivan's twin brother.
  • Kaboodle and Masha: A married couple working as clowns in Carnival Cavalcade, and manage the Caring Clown Company.
  • Dan Gordon: Piper's ex-boyfriend and next-door neighbor.
  • Jenny Gordon: Dan's niece.

Minor

  • Kristin McMillan: A reporter who is working with Prue on a feature story for the carnival.
  • Miranda Merrill: Tightrope walker, victim of an explosion. She asked Olga for a love charm.
  • Gypsy Zombie: A zombie conjured up by a Shuvani to neutralize the powers of the Charmed Ones.
  • Mr. Amalfi: The circus owner and ringmaster.
  • Jim: A hunky operator.
  • Raphael: Also known as "Ralphie", a burly snake charmer with large tattoos with a large snake named Isabella tangled around his shoulders.
  • Giorgio: Acrobat.
  • Mitzi: Poodle performer who owns three poodles, one of them named Snookums.

Mentioned

Magical Notes

Book of Shadows

Gypsy Zombie

A figure, wearing full pants, a colorful vest and scarves of a traditional Gypsy outfit. The face looks decaying, the fingers are skeleted and the eyes are hollowed sockets.

Loriathian

The Loriathan guards the Romany Ruby on the Astral Plane. The only way to get the gem is by distracting, killing, or otherwise defeating the Loriathan.

Spells

To Vanquish a Gypsy Zombie

Minion of darkness, ancient Gypsy tool
Sent for destruction, mindless yet cruel,
We break your commands,
We shatter your rules.

Artifacts

Powers

Notes and Trivia

International titles

  • French: Le violon ensorcelé (The Enchanted Violin)
  • Russian: Cyganskoje koldovstvo (Gypsy Magic)