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Title: Beware what you wish  
Creatures: Athulak, demon
This demon had stalked the dark forests near the great river (Amazonas) for centuries. A demon in human form, he is immune to the weapons wielding by his savage subjects, and sustained by the fear and terror he created from their passions. Athulak can twist inconsequential human desire into cataclysmic harm.
His essence was imprisoned in a stone by a powerful woman who could manipulate the elements. After Athulak was trapped, she buried the stone. The symbolic order inherent in the shape and design strengthened the power of the woman's binding spell.
Stephen Tremaine, who was running for congress, got into the possession of the spirit stone from a tribe that inhabited the central amazon regions three thousand years ago. Unknowing that this stone trapped the essence of Athulak he released the demon.

Athulak can adjust his molecular density, he can turn himself into a very sharp, very lethal, invisible sword. He can also enhance magical powers if this would suit his purposes.

He was banished by Piper and Prue
Spells: protection spell against Athulak:

Fire, water, wind, and air,
Cast in cosmic primal brine;
Bid Athulak's wind, beware!
No passage through this door I bind
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Summary: Wishes are being made all over San Francisco: a candidate for office wishes for a less formidable opponent, a little girl wishes for a horse and Phoebe wishes she could foresee more calamities so she can prevent them. Soon she's having more visions than she can handle - and the sisters are exhausted from racing all over town to avert disasters. Finally Phoebe refuses even to leave the house. A strange spirit has been released from its stone prison and the power of the Charmed Ones may not be enough to stop an impending cataclysm.

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Author/s: Diane G. Gallagher
She lives in Florida. Before becoming a full time writer she made her living in a variety of occupations, including folk musician and fantasy artist.
Her first sci-fi novel was published in 1990. Since then she has written many novels in several series for all age groups, including Star Trek, Sabrina the teenage witch, Buffy and Charmed.
Published: Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.)  
ISBN: 0-743-40934-5  
Timeline: not coherent - early to mid season 3  
Main characters: Phoebe, Piper, Prue
Leo is mainly only mentioned
Cole is not present
Trivia: -  
Bloopers: The timeline is screwed in this book.
While Leo is already Piper's husband which would set the episode after 3x15 Just Harried, Phoebe has just got her new power of levitation but is not able to control her at will. This would set the episode to happen shortly after 3x01 Honeymoon's over.
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Rating: humor: 1 out of 3 possible
tension: 0 out of 3 possible
story: 1 out of 3 possible
style: 1 out of 3 possible
Summary: 3 out of 12  
  The book has some humor but it takes forever till the amusing scenes. It would have received at least 1 point for tension but this has been taken off again because of the lousy and unsatisfying end. Although there are worse books this one is mainly a bore.  
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