Scary Dead Things (Tome of Bill, Book 2) by Rick Gualtieri
By Rick Gualtieri
There are purposes we worry the evening. He's nonetheless now not one in all them.
Bill Ryder, the trash-talking undead geek from invoice The Vampire, is again and approximately to discover himself in an entire new global of side-splitting insanity.
One of the main strong vampires in the world has given invoice a loss of life sentence. in the meantime, an immortal princess desires him for a wholly varied objective, one that makes that first factor virtually appear preferable.
All the whereas, new and strong forces have began to emerge from the shadows round him. Are they good friend or foe? realizing his success, do you also have to ask?
Bill's simply wish for survival is to marshal his neighbors, grasp his powers, and by some means turn out that during an international choked with supernatural terrors he's the scariest useless factor of them all.
Scary useless Things, e-book in The Tome of Bill sequence, is a foul-mouthed horror comedy with an perspective the dimensions of Brooklyn.
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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.