The Young Sorceress is the shortest book in the Senta and the Steel Dragon series, and yet it was the most difficult to write. I don’t really remember why– I’m not sure I knew why at the time. It probably had something to do with the format. In all of the other books, besides Brechalon, each character gets a whole chapter before we shift to another character. In The Young Sorceress, and Brechalon, the scene shifts several times. On the other hand, it’s probably the difficulty I had keeping all the characters straight. The events in the story result in us following quite a few more characters than we originally thought.
Reading this book again, I now consider it my favorite of the series. I really enjoy the characterization of Senta and how she grows through the story. The story of Isaak Wissinger is one of my favorite parts of the series.