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Title: High spirits  
Creatures: M'Gohrathet of the clan Eesleviathan
A demon of illusion who can give his illusions form and substance.
This species has huge curling horns, a leering, sharp-featured face with a forked goatee, wild ebony hair, gleaming spikes and black, curling tattoos on the chest. The legs taper into goatlike limbs and hooves and on his long fingers are talonlike nails. These demons have emerald flesh.

Vanquished by the Charmed Ones

X'ahroth of the clan Eesleviathan
Another demon of illusion and brother of M'Gohrathet
By tapping into the Maxwell manor's powers he planned to manipulate humans inside, trapping them in their own world of illusion and using their bodies for his own purposes in the world which as with all demons were spreading evil and becoming the ruler of the underworld.

Vanquished by the Charmed Ones

Emily DuChancey, witch
She once was the receptionist at Robert Maxwell's doctor. When she overheard that he was dying she casted a spell to bind him into the manor, giving him a form of immortality and fame as the ghost that haunts the manor.
As consequence of the personal gain effect Emily was doomed to eternal youth and immortality.

Robert Maxwell, ghost
Once a famous actor and mortal he was bound into the manor.

The Maxwell manson was originally built in
England and then stone by stone moved to the USA it is charged with psychic energy.

Spells: to bind Maxwell into the house:

From afar I have watched you, and seen
your secret dreams,
I can grant you all you wish for, impossible
though it seems.
You will not age, you will not fade, your
legacy and your light,
will be kept alive within these walls by
Emily's power and might

to vanquish Gohrathet
(potion needed):

Demon of this, demon of that,
keep your illusions under your hat
You've been a pest, but we're the best
So we vanquish thee with all the rest

to vanquish X'ahroth
(potion needed; not working):

We sisters three will vanquish thee
your illusions will not avail
By the Power of Three we swear to see
you pass beyond the veil

to give the Charmed Ones the powers of the manson:
(used by Emily)

To the sisters three, I give to thee
a boon I once granted
to you-know-he

to vanquish X'ahroth
(potion needed):

Demon of illusion, we Sisters Three
call upon the house and the Power of Three!
We see right through you, and don't you know
Where you're heading, you don't want to go
Cover: cover  
Background info: -  
Summary: The Charmed Ones travel to Hollywood to attend a big bash hosted by
Kevin Peterson, Paige's old flame. Kevin is holding the party at his
recently purchased mansion, which he was able to afford because of rumors
that it's haunted! Sure enough, ghostly goings-on begin almost
immediately, but everyone believes that Kevin is the one behind the "haunting."
He confides in Paige that he is not.
The ghost reveals himself to be Robert Maxwell, a star of stage and
screen who vanished under mysterious circumstances in 1926 -- right after
receiving a singing telegram. A friendly ghost, Maxwell just likes
having an audience. But when people start to disappear and the house seals
shut, the Charmed Ones realize something evil must also be lurking. It
is only with the able assistance of their ghostly ally that they and
the rest of the partygoers stand a chance.

samples (chapter 1-3)

Author/s: Scott Ciencin
John Ciencin has written many books for young readers, among others Charmed, Buffy and Angel.
 He also worked for Marvel and DC Comics. He now lives in Florida with his wife Denise.
Published: Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.)  
ISBN: 1416936688
ISBN-13: 978-1416936688
Timeline: after 6x19 Charmed on trial
Phoebe has lost her empath power (Chris is neither mentioned nor appears though)
Main characters: Paige, Phoebe, Piper
Wyatt and Leo are mentioned
Trivia: Two of the mentioned movies in the book are real:
Thief of Bagdad - 1924 with Douglas Fairbanks
The Jazz singer - 1927
Bloopers: Kevin ".. as a chef you were unrivaled. I used to save up to eat at
restaurants where you were running the kitchen."
Piper has only worked at one restaurant and only for a short period as chef there.

Why does the Power of Three vanquishing spell needs a potion?
Random quote: Piper grinned. "Sucking face with a ghost .. actually, considering who
I'm married to, you could say that I do that a lot."
Rating: humor: 1 out of 3 possible
tension: 0 out of 3 possible
story: 0 out of 3 possible
style: 0 out of 3 possible
Summary: 1 out of 12  
  This book bored me to tears .. Dull characters trapped in a haunted house drowned in chliches and a story that can't decide what it should be and in the end is nothing. Neither ghost nor love story, neither frightening nor interesing ..
The Charmed Ones are completely out of character and you wonder why they are in this story at all.
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