by Lorraine Pinelli Brown
In The Runaways, the witch sickness has reached the people of Ballard, Rachel's safehaven, and has whipped the people's minds into high unpredictability and unlogic. All the world seems to be crumbling around her . . . again. Rachel's friends are pushed to the hanging tree. The Sorcerer has come to this place, and by his judgment, all will live or all will die.