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 afterwards.


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 is 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!






Magical Notes


To Fix a Copier

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.


  • Scar used an ancient 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.



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.

Continuity Errors

International Titles

  • Dutch: Mist en steen (Mist and stone)
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