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The Lord of Opium

Nancy Farmer

In the much-anticipated sequel to The House of the Scorpion (2002), it is 2137 and 14-year-old Matteo Alacrán has returned home as the new leader of the corrupt drug empire of Opium, the largest territory in the Dope Confederacy. While Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster and hidden in Opium is the cure. Matt wants to bring reform to Opium by stopping the drug trade, growing crops for food, and healing the planet. But how can an innocent 14-year-old do all of this and keep warring drug lords at bay?