Dominic Selwood

THE SWORD OF MOSES
The brutal slaying of a monk in Ethiopia and the theft of the ancient object he guards hurl former MI6 agent turned archaeologist Dr Ava Curzon into a desperate search for the Ark of the Covenant and Malchus, a vicious neo-Nazi obsessed with Aleister Crowley and the darker side of the occult.

The adrenalin-charged new novel from Dominic Selwood

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THEY PROBABLY IMAGINE THERE’S ONE ORIGINAL OLD BIBLE
locked away in a vault somewhere, like the official French metal metre ruler from which all others in the world were once measured. But the truth is the opposite. There’s no template copy of the bible, just many hundreds of differing manuscripts and fragments for theologians to argue over.”

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ONCE, A LONG TIME AGO, WE HELD OUR HEADS HIGH ACROSS CHRISTENDOM.
With our monks’ hoods and mailed fists, we ruled the land and sea, the royal courts and papal curia. But if there’s one constant thing in life, it’s change. So when our Order came to a sudden and brutal end, we retreated from the open light of day, and moved into the shadows.” He was running the heavy chain through his fingers as if it were an outsize rosary. “But the truth is – we never went away.”

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IT’S THE VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT, AND IS AS UNFATHOMABLE
to cryptologists as prehistoric stone circles are to modern archaeologists. Everyone has tried – from the best resourced spy agencies like Bletchley Park, GCHQ, and the NSA all the way to leading professors of mathematics and linguistics using the latest supercomputers. Every single person and team has drawn a blank. No one has ever deciphered a single word of it.”

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MITHRAISM HAD SEVEN GRADES: RAVEN, BRIDEGROOM, SOLDIER, LION, PERSIAN, SUN RUNNER, AND FATHER.
As initiates progressed in their commitment to the religion, they were initiated into ever deeper secrets. They even had some kind of recognition handshake, and called each other syndexoi, meaning those joined by the right hand.”

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HE BENT LOW AND SOLEMNLY LIFTED THE GREAT SIGILLUM DEI.
He looked again with satisfaction at the multiple layers of messages encoded on its embossed whorls – an interlaced geometric marvel: a pentagram over a circle within a septagon within a septagram within a septagon within a circle divided into forty quadrants, all intricately labelled with hermetic glyphs and symbols. It was sublime. ”

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