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.
Cellach travels with Karl Rex’s court to Rome to adjudicate the overthrow of Pope Leo. Still searching for lapis lazuli for making the special blue ink, he meets a woman trader who shows him both the sites and corruption of Rome.
Cellach now has charge of old Dairic. They travel with Isaac the trade negociator and Liutgard to Aix, the seat of power of Karl, whom you know as Charlemagne, continuing on the quest for lapis lazuli. Cellach discovers the depth of Dairic’s trauma and the seriousness of his own responsibility.
Cellach and the monks travel to Frisia on a quest for lapis lazuli to make the rare bright blue ink necessary for the portrait of Mary in the Gospel. In Frisia, Cellach forms a bond with an independent young woman named Liutgard.
Now we turn to Cellach, the boy slave who embarks on a journey to Dun Add, the capital of the Dal Riata, where the monks must decide over the conflict over who should be the new king: the gentle Ruen or the fiendish Eochaid.
As Part Two is wrapped up, Oona is in danger, but she will be back in Part Four. As we transition to Part Three, we have a special interview with actor Linsey Summers talking about her acting career and experience reading the book. She talks about her dream role (hint: it’s related to a famous mouse) and journey from Ohio to Chicago via LA.