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Gates of Thread and Stone (Gates of Thread and Stone, Book by Lori M. Lee

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By Lori M. Lee

Within the Labyrinth, we had a announcing: hold silent, retain nonetheless, retain safe.

In a urban of partitions and secrets and techniques, the place just one guy is meant to own magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to maintain hidden her personal secret—she can control the threads of time. while Kai used to be 8, she was once came upon by means of Reev at the riverbank, and her “brother” has handled her ever due to the fact. Kai doesn’t understand the place her skill comes from—or the place she got here from. All that issues is that she and Reev remain jointly, and perhaps in the future flow out of the freight box they name domestic, clear of the steel partitions of the Labyrinth. Kai’s in simple terms buddy is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous recognition that either frightens and intrigues her.

Then Reev disappears. while retaining silent and secure capability wasting him eternally, Kai vows to do no matter what it takes to discover him. she's going to go away the single domestic she’s ever recognized and threat getting stuck up in a revolution centuries within the making. yet to avoid wasting Reev, Kai needs to get to the bottom of the threads of her prior and face surprising truths approximately her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her specific energy.

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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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