Dark Vengeance is the 15th book of the Charmed collection and is written by Diana G. Gallagher.

This novel takes place between Season 4 Episode 13 "Charmed and Dangerous", and Episode 15 "Marry-Go-Round" as Phoebe is engaged but has not yet married, and the Source was vanquished.


And should the Trinity of Evil be awakened
The Champions of Virtue must defend
The Light of ages past or be forsaken
As the warriors of darkness were before them.

The Charmed Ones are feeling out of sorts. Phoebe misses Cole, who's gone away for a week of solitary reflection. Piper is overwhelmed with the responsibilities of overseeing her household, Charmed affairs, and P3, her nightclub. Paige is still adjusting to her role as a savior of innocents, and is increasingly sensitive to all levels of human pain.

Soon, though, Piper is distracted by an energetic musician auditioning to play at the club, Phoebe is making a new friend in her Web design class, and Paige is meeting new people at the homeless shelter where she volunteers. But it isn't long before the girls discover that a sinister force is working against them; Phoebe's short-term memory is shot, Piper can't control her emotions, and Paige feels thoroughly exhausted. At the same time, their powers are diminished. Could their new acquaintances be connected to the threat? It's a real-life family feud—one that could have deadly results…






Magical Notes

  • Dor'chacht: A magical clan that rivals Sol'agath. They are a force of evil.
  • Sol'agath: A magical clan that rivals Dor'chacht. They are a force of good.

Book of Shadows

And should the Chosen Three of Evil be awakened
the Champions of virtue must defend
the light of ages past or be forsaken
as the Warriors of Darkness were before them.


Miscellaneous Entities, Substances, Incantations, and Cures

Unknown magics on mystic tides that
breached the darkened gate;
lost bits and beings, send and hide,
now reveal and locate.

To Contain Dor'chacht Magic

Dark magics of the Dor'chacht clan,
all powers that were yours return;
course through the blood,
flow from the land into these lifeless vessels burn.

To Transfer Magic

Guh-sheen toh dak

To Summon a Storm

Dark forces of the air and night empowered,
this ancient enemy to fell three thousand years agone this hour!

To Activate the Flute and Return Piper's Powers

Power of Three spell
Laughing then and crying now, undo this mystic music curse;
the Solagath command the flute, play Piper's powers in reverse.



Notes and Trivia

  • The rhyme on the back cover and the poem found in the Book of Shadows at the end of Chapter 5 were almost exactly the same, with only the "Trinity of Evil" replaced by "Chosen Three of Evil".
  • The Source of All Evil was mentioned to have been vanquished.

Differences from the Show

  • Emma's fiancé Andrew was Emma's husband in the novel.
  • Paige has mastered her power of orbing and can orb from one place to another. She didn't learn to do so until in "The Three Faces of Phoebe", after they vanquished the first Source.
  • Cole is not the new Source.


International Titles

  • Russian: Tjemnaja mject´ (Dark Vengeance)
  • French: Mauvaises fréquentations (Bad Company)
  • Spanish (Spain): Oscura venganza (Dark Vengeance)
  • Dutch: Duistere wraak (Dark vengeance)