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Downpour (Greywalker, Book 6) by Kat Richardson

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By Kat Richardson

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Harper Blaine is at the mend, yet evil by no means rests—in the most recent novel from the nationwide bestselling writer of Labyrinth and Seawitch.

Harper Blaine used to be your ordinary small-time PI till she died—for mins. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the skinny line among the dwelling international of the Pacific Northwest and the mystical realm. And she's gaining knowledge of that her new skills are touchdown her all kinds of "strange" cases.

After being shot within the again and dying—again—Harper has misplaced a lot of her powers. Now, if the Greywalker dies yet another time, she won't be coming again. Harper's basically respite from the chaos is her paintings. yet whereas undertaking an research within the Olympic Peninsula, she sees a ghostly vehicle twist of fate and unearths a sufferer who insists he was once murdered, blaming the within sight picturesque group of sundown Lakes—called "Blood Lake" by way of locals.

Harper quickly learns that underneath the icy waters of the lake hides a negative strength and a bunch of hellish beings—both of that are held lower than the thrall of a sinister cabal that may use the darkest of arts to accomplish their fiendish ends...

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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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