Continuous Dream is a podcast of dramatic writing, performed by professional actors in Chicago, launched in September of 2019.
To wrap up our audio book, Kells: the Gospel of Columba, Samuel Crider interviews the author Amy Crider. They discuss the upcoming publication of the novel, coming out in autumn 2023 under the title Kells: a Novel of the Eighth Century.
They also discuss some of the challenges of recording this year-long project. Thanks to all our listeners and fans.
What does Cellach decide, to be a chief or a monk? Does Oona find a way home? Find out in the emotional conclusion of Kells: the Gospel of Columba.
It has been exactly a year since we began posting episodes. Thank you for taking this journey with us. And thanks to our remarkable readers: Jeff Broitman (Connachtach), Baird Brutscher (Cellach), and Linsey Summers (Oona).
In Chapters Five, Six, and Seven, we alternate between Oona’s journey in the desert and Connachtach scribing the great Gospel that became known as the Book of Kells.
There is only one episode left!
An old friend comes to Connachtach with a life decision, and Cellach is introduced to the magical art of illumination.
Connachtach immerses himself into the hypnotic magic of scribing. Cellach returns to Iona, to find surprising news, and must make a decision about his future.
If you’re just joining our historical novel, Kells: the Gospel of Columba, here’s a recap of Parts 2 and 3. Please see the earlier recap of Part 1 for the beginning of the story.
Actor Baird Brutscher, who voiced Cellach and the many characters with whom Cellach interacts, talks with author Amy Crider about his career and the process of creating this part of the novel. Starting next time, the final part of Kells: the Gospel of Columba. We expect the last episode to post on January 22, 2023.
Cellach’s long journey takes him home, losing more loved ones along the way. Our next episode will be an interview with actor Baird Brutscher, then the book will conclude with Part Four.
Cellach and Dairach arrive at last at what seems the end of the world: Baghdad. Can the mighty Harun al Rachid, a king greater than Charlemagne, provide the lapis lazuli they’ve sought for so long? Cellach encounters one of his own fellow Scots in the greatest surprise of his life.
Cellach and Dairac leave Rome. The goal of their journey is to obtain lapis lazuli to make the bright blue paint needed to use for the robes in a portrait of Holy Mary for the great Gospel. So they press on to go to the source beyond the sea and through the desert.