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Journey of the Daggers (The Complete 2012 Trilogy)

Creation Daggers
More than five thousand years ago, the Fifth Age of the World began. The ancient Maya called this the Great Cycle, and within it came the creation of the five constructs that would, when the Cycle ended, determine the future of the Earth. Symbolizing the five creations were the Creation Daggers that had been forged from the forces that remained at the end of the Fourth Age (along with the Cubit, the Book of the Djed and the Djed Amulet). The Creation Daggers’ existence foretold the hope and chaos that would quickly challenge the planet. The power of just one dagger was so great that all five were separated and sent to the farthest parts of every continent, above the land and below, in places that could never be found, since, to have them together in a singular moment would certainly jeopardize the existence of all things.

Each of the daggers represents one of the Creations that are recorded for all time in the Book of the Djed. Each dagger bares a five-pointed star in its haft with a red jade occupying one of the five triangular points. The unique location of the jade defines the dagger. In order of appearance in the five thousand year Great Cycle are:

  1. The Creation of Good and Evil
  2. The Creation of Man
  3. The Creation of Religion
  4. The Creation of the Antichrist
  5. The Creation of the End

The daggers are strong. They are indestructible. They can take life or help it. It all depends on the one who bears the responsibility.

The year is 2007 and the first of the daggers (The Creation of the Antichrist) reappears in the hands of a man racing from the police on a lonely stretch of Kansas farmland. He has stolen it from the security of its altar buried deep in the ground. With it, he believes can kill anything that gets in his way of keeping the Cubit out of the hands of those he knows will end the world.

A description of a Creation Dagger from The Cubit (2008)

When [he] gave the dagger to her she studied the haft’s smooth, white surface. The top and  bottom of the haft were fatter than the middle and were capped in gold. It was chiseled in such a way that it had five sides. A star embellished one of the sides just above the blade which curved seven inches in length to its very thin point; glistening in the living room’s lamplight, it revealed no imperfections. [She] cupped the dagger in her hand but felt none of what [he] had described as electricity. She waved it through the air a few times, first overhand then underhand not knowing why she did so.