The Drache Girl: Yuah Dechantagne

Yuah Dechantagne is a character in Senta and the Steel Dragon Book 3: The Drache Girl.

Spoiler Alert.

Book 3 is the mid-point for Yuah’s story arc.  In many ways, it is for her, the high point in her life.  She has married into a high position in an extremely wealthy family.  What’s more, she actually has a position that puts her above Iolanthe in some ways (because she’s married to Iolanthe’s elder brother, and therefor first female in the family).  This was a fun turn of events for me, because in the first book, Iolanthe is so horrible to her.  On the other hand, Yuah’s low point comes at the end of the book as the only thing she has ever wanted is taken away from her.

Yuah appears only a little in book 4, not because her part isn’t important, but only because book 4 is very Senta-centric.  In some ways her story carries on further than anyone else’s, but you’ll just have to wait for book 5 to see what I mean.


Voyage of the Minotaur: Yuah

Yuah Korlann is a fictional character in the Senta and the Steel Dragon series.

Spoiler Alert

Yuah has a much bigger part to play in The Voyage of the Minotaur than she did in Brechalon.  In making the journey to the colony, she steps up from the servant class into something closer to middle class.  She is a sister to Augie and wants to be so much more than that to Terrence.  To Iolanthe, she goes from being a dressing maid to being something close to a friend, or if not friend, at least confidant.

It’s easy to like Yuah.  She is sweet and kind and beautiful, if suffering (understandably) from a bit of
an inferiority complex.  She is also one of only a few characters whose story arc takes the entire series.  

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Yuah Korlann

Spoiler Alert

Yuah Korlann is one of the most important characters in the Senta and the Steel Dragon series.  She has probably the most important arc for any of the characters and it is one of the most tragic in some ways.  It is a story of rise and then fall.

When we meet Yuah in Book 0: Brechalon, she is Iolanthe Dechantagne’s dressing maid, a position for which there is no up side.  She has grown up in the Dechantagne household and even attended lessons with Terrence, Iolanthe, and Augie when they were children.  She loves Augie like a brother, hopelessly pines for Terrence and her relationship with Iolanthe is complicated to say the least.  Iolanthe seems to enjoy putting Yuah in her place.

Yuah is a Zaeri, the minority religion, and this poses problems for her, especially considering there seem to be few Zaeri of marrying age aroud.

When I wrote the first draft of The Voyage of the Minotaur, Yuah was named Ewa.  I changed it to match her father’s name and because I kept mispronouncing it in my head.  I like the name though, so someday I’m going to have a character named Ewa.