Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, Book 4) by Jim Butcher
By Jim Butcher
Ever for the reason that his female friend left city to house her newly received flavor for blood, Harry Dresden has been down and out in Chicago. He can't pay his lease. He's alienating his pals. He can't even remember the final time he took a bath. the single expert wizard within the yellow pages has develop into a determined guy. And simply while it kind of feels issues can't get any worse, in saunters the wintry weather Queen of Faerie. She has a proposal Harry can't refuse if he desires to unfastened himself of the supernatural carry his faerie godmother has over him - and confidently finish his run of undesirable success. All he has to do is locate out who murdered the summer season Queen's right-hand guy, the summer time Knight, and transparent the wintry weather Queen's identify. it sort of feels easy sufficient, yet Harry is familiar with higher than to get stuck in the midst of faerie politics. until eventually he reveals out that the destiny of the total global rests on his fixing this situation. No strain or something ...
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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.