The Secret of Kells
Young Brendan is hard at work with his uncle, Abbott Cellach and the other monks, helping to strengthen the abbey walls as protection against the Viking raids. But a new life of adventure beings with the arrival of Brother Aidan, a celebrated master illuminator who initiates Brendan into the art of illumination, awakening his hidden, but extraordinary talents.
In order to finish the magnificent book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a secret quest that will take him for the first time ever, beyond the abbeys walls and deep into the enchanted forest.
But with the terrifying Viking Hordes closing in, will Brendan succeed in his quest to illuminate the darkess and prove that enlightenment is the best fortification against barbarians? -- from the official site
Language: English / French
Country of Origin: France / Belgium / Ireland
Alternate Title: Brendan and the Secret of Kells
|Evan McGuire||... Brendan|
|Christen Mooney||... Aisling|
|Brendan Gleeson||... Abbot Cellach|
|Mick Lally||... Aidan|
The Book of Kells does in fact exist. It is an illuminated Latin manuscript created by Celtic monks in the late 8th or early 9th century. The book is famous for its elaborate illuminations depicting both Celtic knotwork and Christian imagery. For more on the Book of Kells, visit Wikipedia.com.
"The Secret of Kells" was released in Europe in the spring of 2009. It has been picked up by Buena Vista International (aka Disney), it was released on October 5th, 2010, in the United States.