Female reader and player as well and loved the book. Some great characters...I am personally a great fan of Nenneke and hope she won't vanish. She is the Priestess showing up (just mentioning it cause I am not sure how much they changed about names in the German version).
Nenneke's name was not changed. And she won't vanish soon :) (she was killed in the TV series, but that's not consistent with the books). See:
Thank goodness and thanks for the info.