The Lord of Opium
As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor.Matt has always been nothing but a clone—grown from a strip of old El... show more
As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor.Matt has always been nothing but a clone—grown from a strip of old El Patron’s skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster—and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn’t all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron’s sinister system of drug growing—people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can’t even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator?
Publish date: September 3rd 2013
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 411
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: Matteo Alacran (#2)
I loved The House of the Scorpion and was really excited to find out that it has a sequel. The Lord of Opium is about Matt, a 14-year-old clone who has just inherited the largest drug empire in the world. Matt wants to make a few changes to the country he now rules. He wants to stop growing opium ...
While not as thrilling as the first book, The Lord of Opium was extremely action packed. I was surprised by some of the turns the story took and pleased by the new characters. It was solid ending that while leaves you imagining the possabilities, ties up all the looses ends ncely. All in all a grea...
Title: The Lord of OpiumAuthor: Nancy FarmerSeries: Matteo Alacran #2Narrator: Raul EspanzaPublisher: Simon & Schuster Audio on September 3rd 2013 Genres: Dystopian, Young AdultFormat: AudiobookSource: PublisherBuy it | Goodreads PJV Quickie: I am really glad I received this novel via aud...
There's some pretty harsh reviews for Lord of Opium, but I don't understand why. This follow up to The House of the Scorpion was very, very good!
(digital ARC)This sequel picks up right where House of the Scorpion ended, so you might want to re-read the first book before picking up this one. I liked the complexity of this story. Running a country is difficult, and Matt, sometimes mature beyond his years but just as often riddled with teen a...