By Nancy Farmer
Because the teenage ruler of his personal nation, Matt needs to take care of clones and cartels during this “electric mix of horrors and wonder” (Publishers Weekly), the riveting sequel to the fashionable vintage House of the Scorpion, winner of the nationwide e-book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor.
Matt has regularly been not anything yet a clone—grown from a strip of outdated El Patron’s dermis. Now, at age fourteen, he unearths himself unexpectedly thrust into the location of ruling over his personal state. The Land of Opium is the most important territory of the Dope Confederacy, which levels at the map like an gut from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. yet whereas Opium flourishes, the remainder of the area has been devastated via ecological disaster—and hidden in Opium is the cure.
And that isn’t all that awaits in the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted via the ever-present military of eejits, zombielike staff harnessed to the outdated El Patron’s sinister approach of drug growing—people stripped of the very characteristics that when made them human.
Matt desires to use his newfound energy to assist, to prevent the ache, yet he can’t even give you the chance to smuggle his adolescence love, Maria, around the border and into Opium. as an alternative, his each circulate hits a roadblock, a few from the enemies that encompass him…and a few from a voice inside himself. For who's Matt quite, however the a dead ringer for an evil, murderous dictator? Is his precise future already predetermined by means of his genes?