Changeling Places is the 29th book of Charmed novels.

The novel is set between Season 5 episodes "Necromancing the Stone" and "Oh My Goddess! Part 1". Phoebe has just declined Jason's offer to move to Hong Kong, and Leo is still a Whitelighter.


For a complete plot of Changeling Places, go here.

Rock-a-bye baby, in the elf lair—
Shapeshifters took you,
pretending to care.
If someone can save you,
the Charmed Ones can—
Rock-a-bye baby, don't leave again.

Piper is trying to be her usual super-witch self and do it all—run P3, take care of her newborn son, Wyatt, and, of course, save Innocents. Her first week back at work is hard—leaving Wyatt at his day care center makes Piper feel like she's abandoning her son. At least Paige has taken a temp job there, and Wyatt seems perfectly content and safe.

But is he? Piper notices that Wyatt's acting strange, not eating or sleeping according to his normal schedule. Phoebe thinks the baby is just going through a stage, but Piper is not convinced. Several of the center's other charges have been exhibiting the same behavior, and some parents are pulling their children from the center's care. After one toddler asks Paige, "Did they take them because they're the wrong babies?" the sisters discover that someone's swapping babies all over San Francisco. The Charmed Ones spring into action, because not only is Wyatt the most magical being on the planet, but he's also a Halliwell… and nobody messes with the Halliwells!




  • Wyatt Halliwell: Piper and Leo's newborn son, with powers beyond everyone's comprehension. He was secretly traded with an elf baby before the Charmed Ones figured it out and brought him back.
  • Caitlyn Poppins: An elf who used the alias Katie Whitesmith while secretly kidnapping human children and swapping them with elven babies. Her powers involve Shapeshifting.
  • Mya: Bounty hunter. Her powers include Energy Balls and Energy Magic.
  • Dori: Head of the Bayside Child Care Center.
  • Rowan: The elf king. His powers involved Transformation.
  • Lexor: A demon who plans on building an army with human infants. A former general who led an army of apocalyptic foot soldiers. His powers involved energy balls and High Resistance—he was so powerful even the Power of Three alone wasn't enough to vanquish him.
  • Elise Rothman: The editor-in-chief of the Bay Mirror.


  • Natalie: A child who gave Paige a much-needed clue.
  • Devon: A child.
  • Jonathan: A child.
  • Garrett: A sloppy part-time manager of P3, who failed to do everything Piper needed him to.
  • Simon: A 7-month-old infant.
  • Dylan: A child.
  • Betsy: An infant swapped with an elf baby.
  • Michael: An infant swapped with an elf baby.
  • Caleb: The elf infant replacing Simon.
  • Samuel: The elf infant replacing Wyatt.
  • Regan: A five-year-old child with freckled skin and red hair.
  • Drew Byars: Runs a surf school and shop. Paige talks to him while looking for 'Katie'.


  • Glen Belland: Paige's off-and-on boyfriend and best friend from high school. He tempted her to join him on his travels.
  • Jason Dean: Phoebe's boyfriend who lives in Hong Kong.

Magical Notes[]

Book of Shadows[]


Mischievous elves have been known to exchange their own babies for those of other species for the sole purpose of causing harmless havoc.


To Reveal the Unseen[]

Forces of darkness,
Forces of light,
Pull back the curtain
To reveal what is right.

The Power of Three Spell[]

Power of Three spell. Requires Wyatt Halliwell's magic to add to its power.
The Power of Three will set us free.
The Power of Three will set us free.
The Power of Three will set us free.

Power Binding Spell on Elves[]

Magic creatures of the woods,
Rose against the cause of good.
To help our kind in this dire hour,
We witches bind these certain powers!




Notes and Trivia[]

  • This novel features the term "changeling", an ancient Irish folklore where a human child is replaced with a magical one, generally an elf or a fairy.
  • This novel has the shortest pages in the novel franchise.
    • It is also one of those with the shortest amount of chapters.

International Titles[]

  • Dutch: Elfenkinderen (Elf children)