Anathema (Causal Enchantment, Book 1) by K. A. Tucker
By K. A. Tucker
Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster mom and dad have the emotional flair of robots and her classmates slightly recognize her lifestyles. approximately to show eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is wanting to hook up with an individual. somebody. while Evangeline meets Sofie after actually stumbling upon her café, she believes she’s discovered that connection. keen to do whatever to maintain it, she accepts a role as Sofie’s assistant and drops every thing to fly to ny, the place she is thrust right into a sumptuous international of Prada, diamonds, and unlimited money. With such generosity and kindness, it’s effortless for Evangeline to brush off yes oddities . . . like Sofie’s erratic and occasionally violent habit, and the vast safeguard canine. She’s even keen to brush off her shiny goals of mob-style murders, appealing homeless humans residing in caves, and white-eyed demons that hang-out her every one evening as figments of her imagination—especially whilst a kind of figments is the attractive Caden. while she wakes up with chew marks on her neck, the fairy story fast becomes a nightmare. She slowly unravels the secret surrounding Sofie and buddies, and the truth of the bites and the “dreams.” What she discovers is much extra mysterious and poor than whatever she can have imagined. In a global the place each person has cause to lie for private achieve, Evangeline needs to make a decision which deception is least prone to get her killed.
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Extra resources for Anathema (Causal Enchantment, Book 1)
Nat pwes (various through the year) At gatherings such as the Brother Lords Festival in Taungbyon, music, dance, inebriation, and gambling are part of the day’s events as the 37 nat spirits are invoked, worshipped, and petitioned (see pp136–7). Taunggyi Balloon Festival (November) Balloons of all shapes and sizes are exhibited and flown during the day, while ear-splitting explosions rent the night sky over Taunggyi when elaborately decorated giant paper balloons packed with fireworks are let loose over the heads of cheering crowds (see p172).
Shortly after their coronation, to eliminate any potential threat to their rule, the couple oversaw the killing of scores of young royals in a massacre that outraged world opinion. The British called for regime change, but finally it was a dispute over timber taxes on Scottish teak importers that ignited the third, and decisive, Anglo-Burmese war of 1885. This time, the Konbaung king offered no more British soldiers at the Shwedagon Pagoda, First Anglo-Burmese War 1800 1825 1862 Exiled Bahadur Shah Zafar, India’s last Mughal emperor emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar dies in Rangoon 1850 1824 First Anglo- 1826 Treaty of Yandabo 1852 Second 1859 Mindon Burmese War between the British East India Company and the King of Inwa (Ava) Anglo-Burmese War; British seize and expand Rangoon moves capital to Mandalay T H E H I S T O R Y O F M YA N M A R than token resistance to the army that steamed up the Ayeyarwady.
Applying gold leaf Gold leaf is among the favorite donations of Burmese Buddhists. In some famous shrines, it is applied directly by pilgrims. However, only men are allowed to do this. Vipassana Literally “seeing through the veil of ignorance,” Vipassana is a form of meditation aimed at promoting insight and concentration. It had a great revival in Burma in the early 20th century. Merit making Merit (punya in Sanskrit) derives from all good thoughts and actions, and contributes towards a person’s spiritual liberation.