The Young Sorceress was the last part of the Senta and the Steel Dragon series that I wrote. As I had mentioned before, the series was originally three books, that became books 1, 3, and 5. I decided to split them up and I decided that I would add two books to fill in the space between. If I had to do it again, I would have not tried to add these two books, although I think The Dark and Forbidding Land came out quite well.
The idea behind The Young Sorceress was to take Senta from the happy pre-teen that she is in The Drache Girl to the sorceress that everyone fears in The Two Dragons. I also experimented with the idea of multiple characters across each chapter– something I did in Brechalon. I’ve decided I don’t really like that format much. This book originally had a much larger scope when I outlined it, but I became so weary with writing in this world that unnecessary parts started dropping off, until I had a relatively short book. On the plus side, this is one of my favorite covers.