Hello Gemmies! I have some new literary news to share with you today. The Conductors by Nicole Glover is being adapted into a film by Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company. This historical fantasy debut is so in my wheelhouse. I absolutely adore speculative fiction that uses fantasy and mystery to address or retell important historical events.This post American Civil War story is full of themes that are still relevant today. I can't wait to see this story brought to the big screen.
Synopsis of The Conductors:
As a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Hetty Rhodes helped usher dozens of people north with her wits and magic. Now that the Civil War is over, Hetty and her husband Benjy have settled in Philadelphia, solving murders and mysteries that the white authorities won’t touch. When they find one of their friends slain in an alley, Hetty and Benjy bury the body and set off to find answers. But the secrets and intricate lies of the elites of Black Philadelphia only serve to dredge up more questions. To solve this mystery, they will have to face ugly truths all around them, including the ones about each other.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, The Conductors is available for purchase now. The sequel, The Undertakers will release on November 09, 2021 and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. Are you looking forward to reading this book and seeing the film adaptation? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!