Beware What You Wish is the 10th novel of the Charmed novels and is written by Diana G. Gallagher.

This novel should take place between Season 3 Episode 16 "Death Takes a Halliwell" and Episode 19 "The Demon Who Came in From the Cold".


For a complete plot of Beware What You Wish, go here.
When wishes give dark powers life
Stark disaster becomes rife.
Danger, chaos, evil rise
Before our unsuspecting eyes!

While photographing Stephen Tremaine, a wealthy businessman running for public office, Prue notices an ancient stone statue from South America. Then the next morning, Prue, Piper, and Phoebe are disturbed by the number of tragic incidents in the news. Wishing she could foresee more calamities in order to prevent them, Phoebe suddenly gets dizzy, but the feeling passes.

Soon Phoebe is having more visions than she can handle—and the sisters can't keep up with the impending accidents and disasters. Then a terrible vision sends the Halliwells to a charity carnival, where Tremaine will face his opponent. The Charmed Ones must summon the Power of Three to avert a tragedy and save San Francisco—if they can work out which disaster to stop first!



  • Prue Halliwell: The eldest sister with the power of Telekinesis and Astral Projection. She was doing a photo shoot for Stephen Tremaine when he accidentally released the demon Athulak.
  • Piper Halliwell: The middle sister with the power of Molecular Immobilization. She helps her sisters defeat Athulak and makes protection charms that guard them from the demon.
  • Phoebe Halliwell: The youngest sister with the power of Premonition and Levitation. Athulak weakened her by amplifying her power of premonition, causing her physical agony as she inadvertently experienced undesired visions of every misfortune that falls someone in trouble.


  • Athulak: A powerful demon trapped inside a stone before Stephen accidentally released him.
  • Stephen Tremaine: Wealthy businessman running for congressman, who had a photo shooting with Prue. He has next to no support for the campaign due to his bad reputation.
  • Noel Jefferson: Stephen's competition, who is more beneficial in winning the election due to his influencing nature. He seems to show an interest in Prue at the end of the story.
  • Rick Foreman: New part-time bartender at P3. Phoebe's love interest.


  • Leo Wyatt: The Charmed Ones' Whitelighter and Piper's husband. His powers include Orbing and Healing.
  • Roy Hansen: Cowboy stunt. Phoebe's idol.
  • Jenny: Event staff member at the Celebrity Charity Bazaar.
  • Charlie: Jefferson's bodyguard with a clipboard and a mustache.
  • Barry: Employee at a supermarket who nearly got crushed.
  • Dr. Gregory Rubin: The professor who teaches anthropology at Phoebe's school.
  • Linda: A girl who almost fell out a window.
  • Bobby: Linda's boyfriend who tried to teach Linda kung fu.
  • Sam: Owner of Piper's favorite marketplace.
  • Nathan: A young boy.
  • Nathan's mom: Nearly got into a car accident. Piper and Phoebe were able to save her and her son.
  • Monica Reynolds: Bartender at P3.
  • Jimmy Dougan: Bartender at P3.
  • Hard Crackers: A rising band.
  • Paul: Jefferson's nephew and Lenore's son.
  • Lenore: Jefferson's sister.
  • Louise: A staff member at the Celebrity Charity Bazaar.
  • Sandy: Bartender at P3.


Magical Notes[]


To Bar a Door Against Athulak[]

Fire, water, wind, and air,
Cast in cosmic primal brine;
Bid Athulak's wind, beware!
No passage through this door I bind.


  • Force Field: Used by Prue to form an invisible shield of telekinetic energy around herself and Phoebe to protect them from Athulak.
  • Levitation: Used by Phoebe.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze to stop a glass of lemonade from spilling, stop a pony from hurting a girl, protect various innocents from accidents, and freeze security guards to sneak onto the Ferris wheel.
  • Orbing: Used by Leo to teleport to the sisters.
  • Premonition: Used by Phoebe to a little girl almost getting hurt by a pony, used inadvertently to see various people in trouble.
  • Projection: Used by Athulak to grant wishes in corruptive ways.
  • Telekinesis: Used by Prue to send a paper ball into a container, move a frozen little girl out of harm's way, protect Rick from muggers, protect innocents on several occasions, send a protection pouch to Noel Jefferson, and save Noel and Paul.
  • Transmogrification: Used by Athulak to manipulate his molecular density.


  • Book of Shadows: The Halliwell family's tome of spells and information.
  • Protection Pouches: Pouches filled with raw chicken hearts, falconed feathers, and other spices. Piper made them from a recipe in the Book of Shadows to protect Athulak.
  • Spirit Stone: An Amazonian rock with carved symbols that trapped the demon Athulak for millennia.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • This is the last book to feature Prue and the first to feature Leo.
  • Leo and Piper are married in this novel.
  • Phoebe has developed the power of Levitation, but Piper is yet to develop the power of Molecular Combustion.
  • Prue is mentioned to have Astral Projection, but doesn't use it.
  • Prue uses Telekinesis to form a Force Field around herself and Phoebe to protect them from Athulak's attack.

Continuity Errors[]

  • Cole Turner doesn't exist.
  • In this book, the Elders allowed Piper and Leo to be together because Piper's broken heart threatened to weaken the Power of Three. On the show, she was able to convince them by saving an innocent girl named Kate.
  • Prue is described as having blue eyes when her eyes are actually green.
  • Whitelighters are called "White Lighters".

International titles[]

  • French: La statuette maléfique (The Evil Statue)
  • Russian: Opasnyje žjelanija (The Dangerous Desires)