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Title: The Warren witches - Family history  
Creatures: Astarte, demon
An at least 8 feet tall female demon, the humongous body covered in silver armour with the head of a bull or a woman.

She once ruled ancient Sumeria where she led people to believe she was the goddess of war and fertility. She is not bound to one dimension and time has no meaning to her. Astarte can exist in the past, present or future simultaneously if she wants.
Astarte was slumbering for thousands of years but in the 1920s P. Russell woke her up to steal her powers. The demon was offended that a mortal tried to take her powers and kiled Russell but also swore she would wipe the entire bloodline out by attacking every witch of the bloodline.
This demon uses lightning bolts and can not be freezed.

Vanquished by witches of the Warren line through ages
Potions/Rituals: potion to vanquish Astarte
oak bark

to make a rose go from bud to bloom instantly
needs a pinch of ragwort

to call the power of the Warren line
Indochine tektite is a crystal that strengthens communication bonds between loved ones
say spell over crystal
Spells: to rid the manor of evil:

When in the circle that is home
safety's gone and evils roam
rid all beings from these walls,
Save us sisters three,
now heed our call

protection spell:

For every witch, in every hour,
send us now the greatest power.
Brick and mortar, wood and stone,
protect our center, protect our home

to call the power of the Warren line
(indochine tektite needed):

I call forth from time and space
women from the Warren line
Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends,
our family's spirit without end
to gather now in this sacred place
to help bring this demon to disgrace

to vanquish Astarte
(not working):

Earth, water, fire, air
see Astarte standing there
Draw our power to do your work
vanquish her forever from this earth

This spell needs witches with untroubled hearts and witches who give their heart to the cause (undistracted and fully willing)

to make pictures invisible
(light a white candle):

Oil and canvas, masterpieces,
hide yourselves from witch's eyes
Only when Brianna has spoken
may you reveal yourselves and return her prize

to vanquish Astarte
must be said by all witches of the Warren line through ages
(in order to vanquish Astarte you must say the spell and use the potion simultaneously):

Earth, water, fire, air
see Astarte standing there
Heed our will, and not our words
Her name ignored, her essence heard
Draw our power to do your work
vanquish her forever from this earth
Background info: -  
Summary: A powerful demon attacks and leaves time changing
right before the sisters' very eyes.

synopsis by Elizabeth Scully
Author/s: Laura J. Burns  
Published: Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.)  
ISBN: 0-689-87876-1  
Timeline: through all ages/late season 5  
Main characters: Paige, Phoebe, Piper
Wyatt is only shortly present
Trivia: P. Russell, was already evil in 1923

Paige's daughter's name is Pandora, her granddaughter is named Posie

Piper meets her Great-great-great aunt Brianna Warren in the National Museum, Sevastopol
In 1861 Gabriel brought soldiers to the museum to loot and burn. Brianna only wanted to protect the paintings so she seperated him from his sword.

Phoebe travels to 1967 to meet Grams and Patty
Paige goes to meet Charlotte Warren in 1684

The spell to vanquish Astarte has been said in 1684, 1860, 1923, 1967 and 2049
Bloopers: -  
Random quote: -  
  The rating is for the whole book  
Rating: humor: 2 out of 3 possible
tension: 1 out of 3 possible
story: 1 out of 3 possible
style: 1 out of 3 possible
Summary: 5 out of 12  
  Couldn't have said it better than Anthony Manno in the readers' review:
"The Warren Witches" would suggest that we are getting a series of stories that explain the Warren legacy from the beginning. What we get (with two exceptions) is a series of time travel adventures. Anyone who knows the television show will agree with Grams at the end of "Something Old, Something New"-time travel is a headache. It causes too many inconsistencies, and fans do notice. It is also clear that the writers did not do this collection as a collaboration because there are story to story inconsistencies.
No new characters are introduced and Prue and Chris are missing completely.
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