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Let Gorgons Be Gorgons is the second in a series of e-book novels written by Paul Ruditis and published by Harper Collins Canada. The book was released in four separate parts on September 29, 2015 and then released as a whole on February 2, 2016. The story is set in between the ninth and tenth seasons of Charmed.

The book was originally set to release on April 9, 2019 on paperback form, along with The War on Witches, but has since been cancelled.

Synopsis

When Piper, Phoebe, and Paige undo a spell that turned a local politician to stone, they enlist the help of their sister, Prue, confined on the magical Nexus, not realizing the powerful magic behind the hex. As attacks on Innocents mount, the Charmed Ones learn that the most heinous of mythological creatures—a Gorgon—is to blame.

Freed from her underground tomb, Medusa joins her sisters in a crusade to avenge womankind, turning those who cross her to stone forever. At the same time, dark magic seems to be undoing all of Phoebe's good works, distracting her from the impending battle with the Gorgons. With time running out, will the sisters be able to defeat Medusa and restore their Innocents to life?

Inspired by the hit televisions series of Charmed, the new novel Charmed: Let Gorgons Be Gorgons continues the story of the Halliwell witches. With only the Book of Shadows to guide them, the Halliwell sisters are the fulfillment of their ancestor Melinda Warren's prophecy that three sisters descending from her line would become the most powerful witches of all time. The sisters use the Power of Three to protect the Innocent and banish evil from the Earthly realm.

Characters

Major

Support

Minor

  • Rachel and Jal: Reporters and soon-to-be couple working at The Bay Mirror.
  • Cerberus: Hellhound guarding the River Styx.
  • Brianna Jordan: Real estate agent who wedded her husband with Phoebe officiating the marriage. She and her husband fell under Dafydd's spell and their marriage fell apart.
  • Congressman Ward: A narrow-minded politician who gets petrified by one of the gorgon sisters.
  • Vaughn Ramsey: CEO of a large media empire in San Francisco. He was targeted by the gorgon sisters.
  • Francis Stein: One of the seven dwarfs recruited by the Charmed Ones to help free people who were petrified. He tells the sisters the missing part of the gorgon sisters. Has an "X" for a middle name.
  • Leprechaun: A luck-spreading creature. He was recruited by the Charmed Ones to help free people who were petrified.
  • Fairy: A tiny being with mystical magic that was recruited by the Charmed Ones to help free people who were petrified.
  • Carolyn Barnes: Owns a website called the "Gorgon Gaze" that always hold women responsible for their male partners' unfaithfulness. She was targeted by the gorgon sisters.
  • Nicolette: A hire at Halliwell's. She calls Piper about an unexpected emergency.
  • Jessup: Bartender at Halliwell's.
  • Suzanne: The chef who works at Halliwell's.

Mentioned

Magical Notes

Spells

The Power of Three Spell

Power of Three spell augmented by the All
The Power of Three will set you free.
The Power of Three will set you free.
The Power of Three will set you free.

To Free a Petrified Man (Revised Version)

First cast the Power of Three spell, then sprinkle a potion made of fairy dust, dwarf magic and leprechaun's luck on the victim.
The Power of Three will set you free.
The Power of Three will set you free.
The Power of Three will set you free.
To free a man stopped in his tracks,
add fairy dust, a dash of luck, and the pick of an ax.
  • Stheno and Euryale cast the resurrection spell in the ancient tongue to resurrect Medusa.
  • Leo, Coop and Cole used an unsaid spell with bay leaves, marigold, belladonna, mugwort, damiana and glass to assimilate Catoptromancy.

Powers

  • Beaming: Used by Coop and his daughters to teleport from place to place.
  • Channeling: Used by Stheno and Euryale to channel the power of the Charmed Ones and the Nexus of the All.
  • Dusting: Used by Cole to teleport from place to place.
  • Electrokinesis: Used by Medusa to summon lightning.
  • Empathy: Used by Phoebe to sense the emotions of those around her, and Coop to sense love.
  • Glamouring: Used by the gorgon sisters.
  • Healing: Used by Paige.
  • Hovering: Used by Prue to hover while meditating and trying to sense the Gorgons' next move.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper.
  • Orbing: Used by Paige to orb from place to place.
  • Petrification: Used by the gorgon sisters.
  • Premonition: Used by Phoebe to summon a vision of a congressman being attacked by holding a mobile phone showing a photo.
  • Reality Warping: Used by Prue to set and clear the dinner table, make a chair disappear, widen her sofa, and duplicate a statue. She was also able to intercept the gorgon's next plan and sense their location.
  • Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige.
  • Transformation: Used by Euryale to transform broken glass pieces to butterflies.

Artifacts

  • Ambrosia: An elixir known in legends to make mortals immortal, but in actuality is a deadly substance for mortals and ecstatic food for angelic beings.
  • Book of Shadows: The Halliwell family's tome of spells and information.
  • Eros Ring: The original Cupid Ring. It was the object that powers all other Cupid Rings and can undo loves blessed by heaven.

Locations

  • The All: The very source of magic and connection of the realms.

Notes and Trivia

  • According to the gorgon sisters, there is an opening in Greece that leads to the Underworld.

Cultural References

  • The book heavily features Greek mythology.
  • Harry Potter was referenced when Leo told Piper his research on creatures with Petrification.
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