Title: Salomon Slackwater and the Aquanauts
Author: Edward DeBerry
Back of Book Summary:
We follow Salomon Slackwater from his earlier years to his late teens as he tries to find his place in Atlantean society, trying to live up to his people's high expectations to invent something spectacular. However, being of average intellect—at least in his opinion—Salomon stumbles through his adolescence trying to be his own person. Along for the ride is his girlfriend, a normal American who he is determined to have a relationship with (against Atlantean norms) and his Muse (who he is destined to marry and who is supposed to inspire him throughout life).
In a plot that twists and turns, Salomon faces Nazis, ecoterrorists, a super computer and a myriad of other obstacles as he tries to save America from sinking under the ocean while coming to grips with his fate as one of the most important inventors of his time!
A full-color cover for young adult lit. Think Percy Jackson. FRONT COVER: Holding a dagger in his right hand, a seventeen-year-old blond-haired blue-eyed boy in white t-shirt and black jeans is standing at the very top of (on the head of) the Statue of Liberty, which has a real flaming torch (not a fake one), and the Statue is up to its neck in seawater. BACK COVER: Seagulls carrying various trinkets are flying over New York City, which is almost completely underwater.