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Live and Let Drood (Secret Histories, Book 6) by Simon R. Green

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By Simon R. Green

The identify is Bond, Shaman Bond. larger often called Drood, Eddie Drood sure, I’m a type of Droods—the kinfolk who’ve been maintaining the forces of evil inside the shadows for so long as people have walked the earth. lately, I suffered a mild case of loss of life, yet due to Molly, my most sensible lady (who occurs to be a robust witch), I bought over that correct fast. regrettably, my relations wasn’t so fortunate. In my absence, Drood corridor was once destroyed and all my family have been killed. Which left me because the final of the Droods. I didn’t very similar to being The final Drood, i will be able to inform you—and then i spotted that issues weren’t as they appeared. somebody had activated a dimensional engine, sending my Drood corridor off to another Earth, exchanging it with a burnt-out doppelganger. My relations continues to be alive available in the market. someplace. And nothing’s going to forestall me from discovering them…

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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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