From a Drood to a Kill (Secret Histories, Book 9) by Simon R. Green
By Simon R. Green
New York Times bestselling writer Simon R. eco-friendly “continues to bring stress-free, fast moving, and enjoyable entertainment” (SF Revu) in his mystery Histories novels that includes supernatural arse kicker Eddie Drood—who’s approximately to play a most deadly video game in his newest adventure…
Some name me Shaman Bond, yet i used to be born Eddie Drood, the most recent in an extended line of oldsters who chase monsters out of closets for a dwelling to maintain humanity secure from all that's darkish, demonic, and simply downright evil. keep in mind that, we’ve made our fair proportion of enemies over the centuries—and made a few questionable bargains.
In trade for the facility to struggle the forces of darkness, my mom and dad signed over their souls. They’re now not the one ones who’ve made bargains with Heaven, Hell, and each otherworldly realm in among, yet now the bill’s due for a number of sizeable names within the supernatural community.
Including my lady, Molly. She, my mom and dad, and different significant avid gamers were abducted so they’ll pay up—or perform the “Big Game.” the foundations are uncomplicated: get from one aspect of the pocket measurement to the opposite and kill your opponents. The winner’s debt is paid in complete, and the losers get themselves completely misplaced, physique and soul, forever.
To store my household, I’ve acquired to turn into a ringer during this lethal contest that’s surely rigged by way of the Powers That Be…
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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.