Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, Book 6) by Carrie Vaughn
By Carrie Vaughn
Occasionally what occurs in Vegas doesn't remain in Vegas.
Kitty and Ben flee the town That by no means Sleeps, pondering they have been accomplished with the hazards there, however the sadistic cult of lycanthropes and their vampire priestess have laid a curse on Kitty in revenge for her disrupting their rituals. beginning on the subsequent complete moon, chance and destruction the shape of fireplace moves Kitty and the pack of werewolves she's sworn to guard.
She enlists assistance from a gaggle of television paranormal investigators—one of whom has actual psychic abilities—to aid her resolve the curse that's been laid on her. Rick, the grasp vampire of Denver, believes a deeper plot lies in the back of the curse, and he and Kitty argue approximately even if to just accept assistance from a certified demon hunter—and vampire—named Roman, who arrives a bit too very easily within the nick of time.
Unable to depend on Rick, and unwilling to just accept Roman's supply of aid for a cost, Kitty and her band of allies, together with Vegas magician Odysseus supply and Kitty's personal radio viewers, mount a catch for the supernatural being in the back of the curse, a damaging strength summoned by means of the vengeful cult, a supernatural being that none of them ever proposal to stand.
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Extra resources for Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville, Book 6)
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.