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Mist and Stone is the 18th book in the Charmed novel series and is written by Diana G. Gallagher.

The novel is set between Season 4 Episode 12 "Lost and Bound" and Season 4 Episode 15 "Marry-Go-Round" (Phoebe Halliwell is engaged to Cole Turner), indicating that it actually comes before Something Wiccan This Way Comes even though it was published afterward.

Summary[]

For a complete plot of Mist and Stone, go here.

Shadows of tomorrow
from the past are sown.
On shifting sands and sorrows,
veiled in mist or set in stone…

Paige Matthews is accustomed to the requirements of her job as a social worker, and she's willing to endure substandard pay, long hours, and emotional drain. After all, she wants to make a difference—sometimes in a non-Charmed capacity. But she is unprepared for the anger and rage she encounters in Todd Corman, a young boy who has been bounced from caregiver to caregiver for so long that he doesn't trust authority. Still, Paige is sympathetic and determined to break through.

But when Phoebe stops by the agency for a quick hello, she is rocked by a vision that involves Todd. Strangely, the vision is shrouded in fog. After some investigation, Leo explains that this particular mist has nothing to do with the weather, but rather suggests that Todd's fate may not be set in stone. Todd has been targeted, and if the Charmed Ones are going to reverse destiny, they're going to have to race against the clock!

Characters[]

Major[]

Support[]

Minor[]

Mentioned[]

  • Alec: The Darklighter who tried to kill a future Whitelighter named Daisy.
  • Daisy: A future Whitelighter under Leo's protection while she was being targeted by Alec.
  • Maggie Murphy: A future Whitelighter almost driven to committing suicide by a Spirit Killer.
  • Spirit Killer: A Darklighter who tried to make Maggie and later Prue commit suicide.
  • Jake Grisanti: The man who was accused of physically abusing his son.
  • Carol Grisanti: Jake's wife, and the culprit of the abuse.
  • Grisanti Son: Jake and Carol's son.
  • Eames: The warlock who tried to wipe out Whitelighters.
  • John and Lucy Grissom: Todd's former foster parents before they sent him back child services.
  • Kari Corman: Todd's deceased mother.
  • Brian Jamieson: Todd's father. He never knew he had a son until Paige told him.
  • Kelly Jamieson: Brian's wife and Todd's stepmother.
  • Billy: The male clerk at South Bay Social Services.
  • Julius Caesar: Roman dictator who ordered Scar's execution after the latter defied his order and killed his best gladiator.

Magical Notes[]

Spells[]

To Fix a Copier Machine[]

Tweak the gizmos, gears, and plates
so this machine will duplicate.

To Vanquish Scar[]

Dark enemy of White Light,
In a mist, where death is written,
Not in time or in stone
But in the fire cast by demon fist;
Burn Darklight shadow, scar
And blood and bone.

Potions[]

  • Scar used an ancient Whitelighter Paralyzing Potion to immobilize Paige. The potion's effects wore off faster than expected due to her being half-Whitelighter while it was more effective on full-blooded Whitelighters.

Powers[]

  • Apportation: Used by Scar to summon a Darklighter Crossbow.
  • Invisibility: Leo and Scar both used this ability to spy.
  • Levitation: Used by Phoebe to dodge a bursting fire.
  • Molecular Combustion: Accidentally used by Piper to blow up a box of Leo's books. She later blew up a Darklighter crossbow and arrows.
  • Molecular Immobilization: Used by Piper to freeze a fire unexpectedly igniting in the backyard. She later freezes Todd to keep him from killing Leo.
  • Orbing: Leo and Paige both used this ability to teleport to different places.
  • Premonition: Used by Phoebe to see Todd's future, including Paige and Leo. Her visions regarding Todd are foggy since the future is not set in stone yet and may change at any time. She sees Leo in danger, which later changes to Todd killing Paige and becoming a Darklighter when Scar kills him.
  • Pyrokinesis: Used by Scar to control fire. He tried to kill Paige by blowing a gas tank, then blow up a second gas tank to destroy the gas station. He later set the Halliwell Manor's garden ablaze.
  • Sensing: Used by Leo to sense Paige and Phoebe in trouble at the same time.
  • Shimmering: Used by Scar to teleport between palces.
  • Technopathy: Used by Scar to manipulate technology. He tried to mess up a copier.
  • Telekinetic Orbing: Used by Paige to move an exploding tank into a pool.
  • Voice Manipulation: Used by Scar to fake Paige's voice.

Artifacts[]

Notes and Trivia[]

Differences from the Show[]

  • Paige is a social worker instead of an assistant.
  • Paige has already learnt to orb elsewhere. This signifies that Cole is already the Source of All Evil.
  • The sisters' trip to the 1700's is mentioned, but is falsely written as 1800's.
  • Eames was mentioned to have killed his Darklighter with a knife, then took his power to obtain the ability to kill Whitelighters. In the episode, he simply killed the Darklighter with a Fireball and only used Darklighter Arrows to kill Whitelighters.
  • Phoebe has a car of her own, but she didn't have it until season 5.

Continuity Errors[]

International Titles[]

  • Dutch: Mist en steen (Mist and stone)
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