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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

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By Seanan McGuire

Eleanor West's domestic for Wayward Children
No Solicitations
No Visitors
No Quests

Children have continually disappeared lower than the suitable stipulations; slipping throughout the shadows lower than a mattress or behind a cloth cabinet, tumbling down rabbit holes and into previous wells, and rising somewhere... else.

But magical lands have no need for used-up miracle children.

Nancy tumbled as soon as, yet now she's again. The issues she's experienced... they alter anyone. the kids below omit West's care comprehend all too good. and every of them is looking for a fashion again to their very own delusion world.

But Nancy's arrival marks a metamorphosis on the domestic. There's a darkness simply round each one nook, and whilst tragedy moves, it's as much as Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the center of things.

No subject the cost.

PRAISE for each middle A DOORWAY

"Seanan McGuire has lengthy been one of many smartest writers round, and with this novella we will simply see that her middle is as giant as her mind. we all know this tale isn't actual, however it is truth." — Charlaine Harris, manhattan instances bestselling writer of the Sookie Stackhouse sequence (TV's precise Blood)

"Seanan McGuire once more demonstrates her intimate wisdom of the human center in a robust myth of loss, craving and broken children." — Paul Cornell, writer of London Falling and Witches of Lychford

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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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