The Cursed Ground 1 - The Child-Stealers
by A. Roy King
A band of fierce raiders invades a peaceful agricultural community called the Till, carrying off a young girl. Her brother Boon takes off in pursuit with a small force of loyal companions. As they traverse the wilderness in search of Boon's sister and the violent child-stealers, the rescuers discover that the old peace is vanishing and dark times are encroaching on the world.