I do love this Six Sentence Sunday idea where I can share with you a snippit of my work. This week, I am introducing you to Braun, the lead character in In Search of the Drasta, a fantasy novel.
The junior scientists were ecstatic as they had so many ideas that the seniors would not even think of. They made the proposal that the person who came up with an idea that worked would become Chief Scientist forever, or until he decided to step down. Their offer accepted: they set about making plans. Of the seventeen scientists who were trying to fix the problem, 3 groups ended up forming: one group of twelve, one group of four, and one lone scientist who said he did not want to work with others because he was too smart for any of them, which is the actual reason none of them had asked him to be on their team. Braun Tapesh was, in fact, quite brilliant, but he truly believed himself better than anyone else.
As ideas were put forth and rejected, the junior scientists started to worry about their own fates.
Some days it just doesn’t pay to be brilliant. Braun Tapesh is the chief scientist for the planet E’Loi and is happy to tell anyone who happens to be standing near him that it is he who saved his planet.
Despite his advanced scientific knowledge, Braun makes a small mistake and unwillingly finds himself on a rescue mission to find the Drasta—the last true Eloim female born on the planet. Unwillingly thrown into his own science experiment, he is tossed across the universe in a special chamber he created. Much to his dismay, he is transported into the body of a university student and must learn to eat Earth food and adjust to life on a college campus—all while still focusing on his important mission to locate the Drasta and bring her home. Soon, he is traveling from planet-to-planet with two humans, a princess, and a half-dwarf in tow. But someone else is on the same mission and will do anything to snatch the Drasta first.
Just when Braun wonders what could possibly be worse, he realizes he never should have asked.