The Lord of Opium

The Lord of Opium

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

  • Title: The Lord of Opium
  • Author: Nancy Farmer
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  • Page: 196
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  • 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 positiAs 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

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    I read The House of the Scorpion in fifth or sixth grade, and I loved it.  I have a vivid memory of being excited for standardized testing because it meant I had time to read (I liked standardized testing when I was younger because I've always been a fast test-taker, which meant at least half an hour of reading time for me).  I remember sitting in a desk that I'd shoved into a corner of the room, being absolutely enthralled by the book. Now, I don't remember that much of it.  I remember how [...]

    This is one of those cases where I think memory did me a disservice. See, The House of the Scorpion is praised as one of the best dystopian novels, and I do agree that might be true, as it does focus on world building (not a claim many YA dystopians can make). However, when I read it, The House of the Scorpion was in the 3-3.5 range for me. Despite that, I was convinced that younger me missed something and that I would enjoy the series more now. Sadly, this didn't turn out to be the case. From w [...]

    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!

    I am so disappointed. I was highly impressed by THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION and very excited to be able to read an ARC of the sequel. Alas, so much of what I admired in the first book is absent from the second. While reading SCORPION I was swept up into Matt's experiences, his gradual understanding of the dystopia he inhabits and his highly unsettling place within it. And, of course, there was considerable tension arising from his struggle to survive and keep his friends safe.In reading OPIUM, I f [...]

    I abandoned this about 2/3 of the way through, and should have done it sooner. I absolutely loved The House of the Scorpion and was so excited about this sequel. The problem:Nothing happens. There are many opportunities for action and tense moments, all of which are ignored. Every other drug lord in the world should have been immediately moving in on the territory, but no, they just supposedly complain about their drug shipments, that's all. Far too much describing of stuff instead of showing or [...]

    To start, I gave this one 4 stars because, while this was a great book, I still liked the first one a lot more. Something about the development of Matt's character and his POV was more interesting in House of Scorpion. This book picks up right where the other one left us. Due to the countries laws of clones, Matt is now a "human" and ruler of Opium. We follow his journey into this new role that comes with some serious danger. Especially when you put this responsibility and peril in the hands of [...]

    2.5 stars. I am so sad that I did not enjoy this. The first book was amazing and this missed the mark entirely.I don't know what happened. I just did not liked this at all. I felt so detached from all the characters and the plot. There didn't even seem to be a story arc and things were just happening. I felt like the characters were just going through the motions with no actual reason for any of it.I had a hard time getting through this for those reasons. Don't get me wrong, the first book was a [...]

    I really loved this book as it was a great follow up to the house of scorpion. The plot was interesting. The only thing that I was disappointed with was that the initial 150 pages were slow and then the last 70 pages were amazingly intense and I wasn't really able to keep up and I had to re-read some pages to understand what was going on but it really helped as every time i re-read a page i would interpret it differently and that gave me a greater understanding of the book, characters and the pl [...]

    I would honestly rather rate this a 3.5, because it was a pretty weird book. It was like oh there's this space station in the sky, and oh yeah it's important. And Matt's character development was pretty weird too. At some points he was exactly like El Patron, or just acted completely different than he would have in the first book because some things Matt would never do. So he was a bit confusing. I did like some characters though, like Listen or Mr. Ortega. And the descriptions of the different [...]

    Nancy Farmer’s The Lord of Opium was a joy to read. I quite enjoyed the first book, The House of the Scorpion, even though I found it relatively flat throughout. The dystopian content of Scorpion was enough to keep me interested until the very end. I enjoyed The Lord of Opium even more than the first book. Religion, agriculture, family, environment, are prominent themes in the book and presented with significance for Matteo’s life and the fate of the world. The reader is taken deeper into th [...]

    Now, The Lord of Opium may not have the same literary awards received by its predecessor – The House of the Scorpion but it’s still as strong, story-wise.This book started a good few hours during the funeral of El Patron and from thereon, Matt’s young life is about to really change because he is technically The Lord of Opium (still no spoiler) thus becoming the most powerful man in the world (by default).This one is as riveting as the first book. I loved the characters of the “Lost Boys [...]

    Very solid, and just as good as the original. Of course people won't get that same feeling when the major twist of the first book happened, but I definitely recommend it to anybody who loved the first. Delves more into the world of Gods Ashtray, and how different Opium is from the rest of the world.

    Note: There are no spoilers for this book, but there will be spoilers for Book One.More than ten years after the first book in this series, The House of The Scorpion, Farmer picks up where she left off - in fact, immediately after the end of Book One. The year is 2136, and the whole world has been divided into drug empires following ecological devastation. It has been three months since the death of El Patrón, the ruler of Opium, a dedicated drug-crop country between Mexico (now called Aztlán) [...]

    I first met Matteo Alacran when he was still the clone of El Patron in The House of the Scorpion. I cheered when he escaped his fate and cried when he learned of the cruelty of El Patron that even reached out from beyond the grave. When I learned that Nancy Farmer had written a sequel, I wasn't sure what to think. Of course, I wanted to know what happened to Matt, but how could a second book live up to the mind-blowing experience of reading the first one?I needn't have worried. The Lord of Opium [...]

    In the book The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer, Matteo Alacran is a fourteen year old boy, has inherited the land of Opium. He is a clone of El Patron, the previous drug lord of Opium. Now he has a land filled with problems he has to deal with. Enemies close in around him, can he and his friends survive the harsh challenges Opium has to offer?I very much enjoyed this book. The character development felt very organic and alive. The way the author writes is very clear, while also including more ad [...]

    I was so excited when I saw that House of the Scorpion had a sequel. Scorpion has been one of my favorite books since I first read it, and I was always captivated by the futuristic world and Matt's complicated situation. However, when I read The Lord of Opium, I was severely disappointed. The book has almost no story arc. It's a whole bunch of Matt exploring Opium and struggling with becoming the new Patron, which honestly didn't interest me at all. The introduction and development of characters [...]

    /review/edit very good book, explaining about the life of our fellow clone, matt, and how he is in the patrons position in a power stuggle, where there is betrayal at every corner

    In my opinion The Lord of Opium is a great sequel to the House of Scorpions. It has a a exciting conflict at every chapter that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend this book for ages 13 and up.

    A friend just recommended the first book to me on here. I remember reading it sometime either in middle school or high school. Then when I check out the author I'm like, There. Is. A. Sequel!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “Oh dear! You’re too young for all the problems you have inherited. But God arranges these things for a purpose. What was I but one of a hundred thousand women El Patron enslaved throughout his long life? Yet Fate decreed that I arrive at the moment you needed me. Maria befriended you when no one else would. Tam Lin gave you the strength to escape when the time came. Without us, you would merely be a heart beating in an old man’s chest. You are meant to end the evil of this place, and you [...]

    Not as gripping as #1 but still very good. Picks up immediately where the last book left off. Matt has inherited a great deal of power, and a great many problems. I loved the character Cienfuegos. Content warnings: child harm, human rights abuses

    Nancy Farmer concludes the story of Matt, the ninth clone of a now-deceased drug lord who is thrust into the unenviable position of ruling Opium, the country his originator created through a vast ring of corruption, smuggling, and murder.Matt, 14, knew the original El Patron, and while he admired aspects of the old man's ascent to power, there were others that repelled him. Chief among these was his use of eejits, Illegals whose brains have been implanted with microchips so that they can perform [...]

    This is the sequel to the award-winning The House of the Scorpion, which came out in 2004. Matt, clone of the dead drug lord El Patron, is now master of the Land of Opium, his own country. All of the problems he saw as he grew up in Opium are still there. The eejits, people who have been made into zombies by having computer chips placed in their brains, are still required for Opium to thrive. Making opium and selling it is still the way that everything is funded. And everyone expects Matt to ste [...]

    A nauseatingly bad book. Such a disappointment after The House of Scorpions. Where are all the editors? Did no one dare to tell her that this needed a major rewrite?Customer review on (I couldn't paste in the Booklist or the School Library Journal review, because the were exceedingly positive - did they actually read the book??):The House of Scorpion has won a Newbery Honor, Printz Honor, and the National Book Award. It was an excellent book, and we have waited years for this one. Well, I wish [...]

    While The House of the Scorpion did leave some loose ends, I found that The Lord of Opium tended to flat line a tad for me. In book two we see the major characters with a few new ones added in to. I would recommend re-reading the first book before this one, to refresh ones memory if need be. Depending upon how long ago you read it. This book mainly revolves around Matt adjusting to his role as The Lord of Opium. As much as I wanted to see more of Maria and Matt they were fairly well separated th [...]

    I'll admit to originally being somewhat skeptical at the news that Nancy Farmer was writing a sequel to House of the Scorpion, but seeing how Nancy Farmer has yet to let me down, I figured I would give her the benefit of the doubt and give it a try. I was not disappointed (though that being said, Nancy Farmer has stated on her blog that she has absolutely no intentions of making this into a trilogy, and I really hope that is true). Farmer makes the problems that Matt faces as the new Lord of Opi [...]

    4 starse only thing disappointing about this book is the fact that it will certainly become a trilogy with "The Bug" as the new antagonist. I am tired of the trilogy thing.ough I am so glad that publishers have decided on three as the holy grail instead of 12---it's just too hard to keep up with as a reader and as a budget-strapped librarian!Although Scorpion most certainly could've stood on its own, I am so thrilled that Farmer continued the story with this complex read. Although I loved the pa [...]

    This book was really good. Great descriptions of everything, the writing makes me feel like I'm with Matteo Alacran throughout the story. I especially enjoy the fact that this book doesn't talk about drugs or crime, although Matt is a drug lord. It's nice to read about his life as a clone and how he makes it through the situations he finds himself in. Matt is a unique character, in that he's a clone of a terrible drug lord, and he's also a young teenager, trying to figure out life. He's a respec [...]

    I really liked the House of the Scorpion and this book was a big disappointment.There seemed to be so many plot holes and devices that were too convenient. Why in a world where clones are considered disgusting, would there be a law stating that when the original person dies their clone inherits all of their possessions? When one twin dies does the other stop being a twin? That did not make any sense. Also Matt is such a weak leader. He puts up with obvious psychopaths by not doing anything. He d [...]

    4.5 starsA satisfying sequel to House of the Scorpion. Both books ended with enough resolution for the story to be complete, but I really liked where she went with this follow-up. Like the first book, there's a lot to ponder, and there's much more focus on the eejits. (view spoiler)[ Also like the first book, characters who make Mateo's life more complicated tend to get killed off. It's gratifying in a way (except with Mirasol-but I think that was convenient too-better that than a love triangle, [...]

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