Dauntless wrote:agreed. young and immature (physically) she may be. Child? that is something she has not been since her mage crisis
Look, with reference to that quote by dwileye, I am not saying that Gwynna was not profoundly affected by her melding with Wencit or her new knowledge, or that her particular parentage hasn't been a huge influence in preparing her for what everyone knew her future would hold.
But that quote makes it quite clear that whatever knowledge transfer might have happened during her melding with Wencit, and despite knowing exactly what she has to do in future, she is still overwhelmed and confused by it all. Knowledge is one thing, wisdom is something else entirely. Wisdom can only come from understanding and lived experience. In everything that matters, Gwynna really is still a child, albeit one with extraordinary gifts and a mental maturity far beyond her years. She - Gwynna, the person - hasn't LIVED the eight or so years differential between her current age and the physical age that she'll be in seven or eight months' time. That is important in terms of emotional growth and nothing can replace that.