Rena Barron’s Kingdom of Souls has just been acquired by Warner Bros. and is set to be adapted into a feature film.
Not only that, but Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan and his production company, Outlier Society, will be producing it along with Pouya Shahbazian (The Divergent films, Love, Simon, the Shadow and Bone series).
Here’s the synopsis of the book:
Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval.
There’s only one thing Arrah hasn’t tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdom’s children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find the culprit.
She uncovers something worse. The long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring. And if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees… unless Arrah pays the price for the magic to stop him.
You can also check out our book review on Kingdom of Souls, but there is one spoiler in the review, which there is a warning for before you read it.