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The Power of Three is the 1st installment of the Charmed novel series. It is a novelization of the episode "Something Wicca This Way Comes" but has some additional scenes.

Summary

In this night and at this hour,
I call upon the Ancient Power.
Bring your powers to we sisters three.
We want the power. Give us the power!

Prue, Piper and Phoebe Halliwell didn't think reading a magical incantation would really work. But it did. Now Prue can move things with her mind. Piper can freeze time, and Phoebe can see the future. They are the Charmed Ones—the most powerful of witches. But being enchanted has a price. There's a warlock who wants to steal their powers. And he'll do it any way he can—even if it means killing them!

Characters

Major

Support

Minor

  • Serena Fredrick: The witch who was murdered by Jeremy. Her power of Pyrokinesis was stolen in the process.
  • Chef Moore: The chef at Quake who interviews Piper.
  • Roger: Prue's ex-fiancé and boss at the Museum of Natural History.
  • Kit: A stray Siamese cat originally owned by Serena before she went to the sisters.

Mentioned

Notes and Trivia

Additional Scenes

  • One additional scene occurs during the night right after Phoebe had released The Charmed Ones' power. She stayed up all night reading the Book of Shadows and has an encounter with a ghostly Melinda Warren. (if one recalls the TV episode Phoebe says she was up all night and couldn't sleep!)
  • Also, Piper introduces Jeremy to Phoebe, when he went to see her.
  • The first time we know about Prue meeting Andy is in a café.
  • Another additional scene involves Phoebe traveling on bicycle to an Occult book shop (not that hard to find in San Francisco!) to learn more about Wicca powers. There she encounters Andy who is researching similar things for the murders (of which Jeremy was responsible). Andy, being an Inspector, has the murder-weapon dagger with him, Phoebe sees it and is scared, thinking that Andy might be the serial killer.

Differences from the Show

  • Jeremy came to Piper and gave her flowers and port wine.
  • Prue saved Roger from being chocked by the tie instead of him saving himself by cutting it with a pair of scissors.
  • Information from the Book of Shadows states that Melinda is much older than she later appears to be, that she was born in England, and that her daughter was named Cassandra instead of Prudence.
  • Information from the Book of Shadows about Melinda Warren's descendants indicates that Patty's maiden name was 'Marston' 
  • This spell invoked the powers of the Halliwell sisters and made them charmed. Phoebe read the spell after she found The Book of Shadows in a trunk, in the attic.

    Hear now the words of the witches,
    The secrets we hid in the night.
    The oldest of Gods are invoked here.
    The great work of magic is sought
    In this night and in this hour,
    I call upon the Ancient Power!
    Bring your powers to we sisters three,
    We want the power.
    Give us the power!

International titles

  • French: Le Pouvoir des Trois (The Power of Three)
  • Russian: Sila Trjoh (The Power of Three)
  • Dutch: De betovering begint (The Enchantment Begins)