The Lord of Opium - Chapter 1-3 Summary & Analysis

Nancy Farmer
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In the beginning of Chapter 1, Matt woke in the oasis, where he used to camp with Tam Lin. Three months after El Patron’s gruesome funeral, Matt mourned his friend and the others who were killed there. It was the middle of the night, and to honor Tam Lin, Matt recalled the constellations his bodyguard taught him when he was a younger boy. When dawn came, Matt left his tent and made his way toward home.

During Chapter 2, Matt followed the trail home on his Safe Horse, an animal with a microchip that prohibited independent thought. During the ride across the country of Opium, Matt remembered that before El Patron’s death he was only a clone, built from El Patron’s skin to provide the drug lord with needed organs to keep him young. However, with El Patron truly dead, Matt was...

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