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Crucible Zero (House Immortal, Book 3) by Devon Monk

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By Devon Monk

The nationwide bestselling writer of Infinity Bell returns to her "fresh and unique"* global the place the truce among the ruling homes has shattered and chaos now reigns. just one lady has the facility to save lots of the world-but she break it. . . .

Matilda Case by no means considered herself as a hero. yet simply because she is galvanized-and approximately immortal in her stitched, eternally therapeutic body-she doesn't have a lot of a call. whether she doesn't are looking to keep the realm, she's the one one able to touring in time to do so.

But her rescue try out hasn't long past as deliberate. She's caught in another universe, and her international is at risk of disappearing. Worst of all, an unfathomably robust guy who may also commute via heritage doesn't wish her to place issues to rights. He's prepared to salary bloody conflict to prevent Matilda, except she surrenders regulate of time to him.

Now, with the mins ticking, Matilda needs to make most unlikely judgements, understanding that one fallacious selection will smash her-and any probability of saving every little thing she loves. . . .

*A e-book Obsession

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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.

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