For over a century, Mable’s village has been left alone, hidden in lands deemed cursed and its healer residents labeled as witches. I like your hook.
Mable risks her life each day venturing to the nearby kingdom of Aberagan I've been told before that names of fictional place aren't needed in the query. and to help fellow healers get out. She is almost too comfortable inside the kingdom’s walls, too trusting of the streets where she could be burned or hanged for her powers if she is discovered. Even after she encounters a suspicious rider named Farley just outside the walls, she refuses to slow her work.
A new flame of fear is sparked among the common folk when one highborn noble is hanged for the crime of witchcraft. Purists begin venturing out onto the cursed lands in terrifying numbers with the goal of cleansing the land of witches. The villagers start to fear these men will discover their biggest secret: healers have mostly lost the powerful magic that once protected them. It would only take a small army to wipe them out entirely.
As the only one from her village courageous enough to step foot within the kingdom, Mable seeks help in secret and returns with two heroes. From the south, a powerful healer named Poppy arrives to restore the magic lost to them. From the north, the rider Farley reappears as an ally with an army at his back, on a hunt for revenge after his grandmother was hanged for witchcraft. But it will be Mable who unites them and (accidentally) starts a war for freedom.
THE OUTSKIRTS OF FERNWOOD is a 113,000 word fantasy novel with series potential.
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I like your overall premise. It sounds very cool! I just get a little lost in your final paragraph because it said that Mable was out searching for allies, but then it sounded like Poppy and Farley just showed up at the village unprompted. I think you need to tighten up that paragraph (not all of that information is needed) and clarify that she returned with them. I gave some suggested wording above, but I'm sure you can improve upon it. The rest is very clear and well-written!
Also, feel free to review my query. The title is Midnight Isle. Thanks!