Helen Narbon is:
- A strong female character not afraid to be ruthless or gentle when needed
- A scientist (okay, a mad scientist) with skills in biology, physics, and many other areas of study</li
- A loyal friend and occasional mischief maker
- My personal definition of mad scientist.
Seriously, I imprinted on her like a duckling on a roomba.
Dave Davenport is the actual main character of the Narbonic series, as he is Helen’s sanest henchman (that’s not saying much, the other two are a college student and a gerbil with an IQ of 250) and the progenitor of the plot line. The story starts with Dave becoming Helen’s “IT guy” and proceeds through numerous adventures involving gender swapping, taking over the moon, battling Helen’s mother, taking on the secret society of Daves, and going to Helen’s 10th class reunion.
It’s, um, complicated working for Helen.
But oh heavens do I look up to her.