In 2002, The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer received the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor–the only book to ever accomplish this feat! Now, over 10 years later, we are proud to bring you the highly anticipated sequel, The Lord of Opium, pubbing on September 3, 2013.
The Lord of Opium picks up right where The House of the Scorpion left off. Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist have already given this book starred reviews, and the praise speaks for itself:
”A stellar sequel worth the wait.“
“Lyrically written and filled with well-rounded, sometimes thorny characters, this superb novel is well worth the wait.”
— Publishers Weekly
“The landscape of dystopian literature has changed significantly since the first book, but this sequel is still a cut above the rest.”
— The Horn Book on September/October