The Lord of Opium

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442482548
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In 2137, 14-year-old Matt is stunned to learn that, as the clone of old El Patron, he is expected to take over as leader of the corrupt drug empire of Opium, where there is also a hidden cure for the ecological devastation facing the rest of the world.

Das Skorpionenhaus

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher:
ISBN: 3785546343
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Human cloning

In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patrón, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

Lord of Opium

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471118302
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Matt has always been nothing but a clone - an exact replica, grown from a strip of old El Patron's skin. Now, age fourteen, Matt suddenly finds himself thrust into the position of ruling over his own country, Opium, on the one-time border between the US and Mexico, stretching 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 somewhere in Opium is the cure. And that isn't all that's hidden within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombie-like workers harnessed to the old El Patron's sinister system of drug growing... people stripped of the very qualities which once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help 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 - both from the traitors that surround him and from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator?

Bekenntnisse eines englischen Opiumessers

Author: Thomas De Quincey
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783743707450
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Fiction

Thomas De Quincey: Bekenntnisse eines englischen Opiumessers Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. Erstdruck: 1821 in zwei Teilen im »London Magazine«, 1822 in Buchform. Hier in der Übersetzung von Leopold Heinemann, Berlin, Weltgeist-Bücher Verl.-Ges., 1927. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Sir John Watson-Gordon, Porträt des Thomas De Quincey, undatiert.. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

GOLIATH Die Stunde der Wahrheit

Author: Scott Westerfeld
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 9783641068332
Release Date: 2012-11-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Das furiose Finale! Nach ihren Abenteuern im Osmanischen Reich sind Alek und Deryn wieder auf der Leviathan, die jetzt die Neue Welt ansteuert: New York, Kalifornien und Mexiko lauten die Ziele. Und noch jemand ist mit an Bord: Tesla, ein russischer Erfinder, der eine Maschine namens Goliath entwickelt hat, die angeblich die Macht besitzt, die halbe Welt zu zerstören. Aleks Bemühungen, den Krieg zu beenden, scheinen mehr denn je zum Scheitern verurteilt. Inmitten tödlicher Intrigen und verwirrender Geheimnisse müssen er und die als Junge verkleidete Deryn sich schließlich dem Letzten stellen: der Stunde der Wahrheit.

The House of the Scorpion

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143910655X
Release Date: 2010-05-11
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

MATTEO ALACRáN WAS NOT BORN; HE WAS HARVESTED. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium -- a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt's first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster -- except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patrón's power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn't even suspect.

DAS GEHEIMNIS DES DR FU MANCHU

Author: Sax Rohmer
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 9783743843370
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Fiction

Zum ersten Mal erfährt der Arzt Petrie von dem mysteriösen Dr. Fu-Manchu, als ihn sein Freund Nayland Smith eines Abends unerwartet aufsucht und sofort die Fenster verdunkelt. »Du wirst rasch begreifen, dass ich allen Grund habe, vorsichtig zu sein«, erklärt dieser sein seltsames Verhalten. Dann begeben sich beide zu einem schicksalhaften Treffen im nächtlichen London: Doch der Mann, zu dessen Rettung sie geeilt waren, ist bereits tot, und irgendjemand - oder irgendetwas - verfolgt sie auf dem Heimweg. So beginnt der mörderische Kampf mit Dr. Fu-Manchu, einem Chinesen von verbrecherischer Genialität. Zusammen mit seiner verführerischen Komplizin will er die westliche Welt durch unvorstellbare orientalische Schrecken ins Chaos stürzen und die Herrschaft über den gesamten Erdball an sich reißen... Mit der Figur des Dr. Fu-Manchu schuf der englische Schriftsteller Sax Rohmer eine der bekanntesten und einzigartigsten Verbrecherfiguren der Kriminalliteraur, vergleichbar am ehesten mit Norbert Jacques Dr. Mabuse. In Das Geheimnis des Dr. Fu-Manchu hat der größenwahnsinnige Verbrecher seinen ersten Auftritt - in einem klassischen, internationalen Beststeller, packend wie Edgar Allan Poe, spannend wie Edgar Wallace: Einer der berühmtesten Thriller, die je geschrieben wurden, vom Apex-Verlag in einer durchgesehenen, in Teilen neu übersetzte Neu-Ausgabe veröffentlicht.

Raging Star

Author: Moira Young
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442433410
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Saba’s passion kept her allies alive. Now it may destroy them all in the gut-wrenching third book in the highly praised Dust Lands trilogy, which MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog called “better than The Hunger Games.” Saba is ready to seize her destiny and defeat DeMalo...until she meets him and he confounds all her expectations with his seductive vision of a healed earth, a New Eden. DeMalo wants Saba to join him, in life and work, to create and build a healthy, stable, sustainable world…for the chosen few. The young and healthy. Under his control. Jack’s choice is clear: to fight DeMalo and try to stop New Eden. Presumed dead, he’s gone undercover, feeding Saba crucial information in secret meetings. Saba commits herself to the fight—and hides her connection with DeMalo. Joined by her brother, Lugh, and her sister, Emmi, Saba leads a small guerilla band against the settlers and the Tonton militia. But the odds are overwhelming. Saba knows how to fight—she’s not called the Angel of Death for nothing. But what if the fight cannot be won? Then DeMalo offers her a seductive chance she may not be able to refuse. How much will she sacrifice to save the people she loves? Betrayal lurks in unexpected places in the breathtaking conclusion to the Dust Lands Trilogy.

The Islands of the Blessed

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481443104
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Fiction

The crowning volume of Newbery Honor author Farmer's trilogy that began with "The Sea of Trolls" and continued with "The Land of Silver Apples." Impeccably researched and blending the lore of Christian, Pagan, and Norse traditions, this expertly woven tale is beguilingly suspenseful and, ultimately, a testament to love.

A Journey to the Tea Countries of China

Author: Robert Fortune
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108046411
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: History

First published in 1852, this travel narrative charts Robert Fortune's search for the best tea specimens in China.