The Lord of Opium|Nancy Farmer
The Lord of Opium
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In the riveting sequel to the acclaimed bestseller The House of the Scorpion, Matt reels from the change in status quo and struggles to do the right thing; find out his story's end in this new edition with a reimagined cover

Matt Alacr n is a fourteen-year-old drug lord.

Until recently, Matt was just a clone grown from a strip of El Patr n's skin. Now he is lord of the land of Opium, on the one-time US-Mexico border, and rules over an army of microchipped, zombielike workers who are programmed to produce the drugs that are Opium's main export. El Patr n kept the air and water in Opium clean, but the rest of the world is a polluted wasteland.

Matt is sure that, in his new position, he can find a way to break the cycle of violence and destruction--but it will only be possible if he chooses the right people to trust.


  • ISBN-13: 9781442482548
  • ISBN-10: 1442482540
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Dimensions: 9.17 x 6.29 x 1.45 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Page Count: 432
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17