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Title: Soul of the bride  
Creatures: Nikos, prince of Hades
Nikos father cast a spell. If there is no wedding ring on Nikos
finger the morning of his 25th birthday he will instantly be sent up to earth, doomed to live as mortal without his powers.

Mitchell Pearl, demon
A journalist who sold his soul to Nikos. For success in his career
he became Nikos minion. Nikos finally sent him back to earth as mere mortal.
In his demon form he was a lurching, slope shouldered beast with crusty green skin and a long razor-sharp tail.

Primitve cultures have long been mocked for their belief  that a camera will steal one's  soul.
Little do most mortals know  that cameras are classic portals
to points beyond. The soul is captured by an  energy vortex to a spellbound
camera. It must be retrieved through  the same portal.

Mt. Olymp
The sun acts as portal to Mount Olympus. You can enter only during sunrise and exit at sunset To go there you need to drink a potion but you also need someone on earth to send you up there and call you back down.

Also mentioned:
Mt. Olymp
Zeus and other beings

Potions/Rituals: to send someone to Mt. Olympus

for the potion:
lavender, thyme, sage, saffron
red clay, rose thorns, scales
from a silver fish (e.g. salmon)
stone chipped from sculpture

simmer it for four hours
in a base of red wine, water and song
Spells: to turn a witch into a mortal

For an instance may we be
ordinary mortals three
Take us where we want to go,
then back to our powers let us go

to turn back time:

The bond which was not to be done
give me the power to see it undone
and then turn time back to
whence it was begun

to turn time forward:

The bond which was not to be done,
give us the power to see it undone
and move time forward
for thee we shun

to send someone to Mt. Olympus:

To the heavens, take this traveler.
As the sun rises, the sky shall have her.
One day she'll walk among the clouds.
Protect her with heaven's
benevolent shroud

to call someone back from Mt. Olympus:

From the heavens, bring the traveler
As the sun sets, the sky shall no more have her.
One day she walked among the clouds.
Now cast her from heaven's
benevolent shroud

Incantation for lost souls:

When a wandering spirit
evades you, say thee this spell,
for it will aid you
Spirit oh spirit, where are you roaming
follow our call and return to us running
Cover: Cover  
Background info: Greek mythology  
Summary: When Prue's editor at "415" magazine asks her to take a cover photo, her concept of shooting models in the Halliwell's mansion looks like a winner. But when Prue snaps the shutter, the models collapse into a deathly slumber. To rescue them, the sisters must descend into Hades where Phoebe finds herself captured to become the prince of Hades' new wife.
It takes all of Piper's half forgotten knowledge about Greek myths to find a solution. That Prue's new aquaintance has more in mind than just friendship does not help solving the mess.

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Author/s: Elizabeth Lenhard
She has written several Charmed books. She is now a contributing dining critic at Chicago magazine.
Published: Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.)  
ISBN: 0-743-40933-7  
Timeline: early season 3, shortly before 13 August
Phoebe just got her levitating power
Main characters: Phoebe, Piper, Prue
Cole is not mentioned
Leo is not present
Trivia: While in Hades you must not eat anything. If you eat something you must stay in Hades forever.  
Bloopers: -  
Random quote: -  
Rating: humor: 0 out of 3 possible
tension: 0 out of 3 possible
story: 1 out of 3 possible
style: 1 out of 3 possible
Summary: 2 out of 12  
  The idea of the Charmed Ones meeting gods and beings from greek mythology would have been interesting but the author ruined it.
One of the most boring Charmed books I read.
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