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The Dirty Streets of Heaven (Bobby Dollar, Book 1) by Tad Williams

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By Tad Williams

Bobby greenback is an angel -- a true one. He is familiar with much approximately sin, and never simply in his expert potential as an suggest for souls stuck among Heaven and Hell. Bobby's wrestling with a couple of lethal sins of his personal -- satisfaction, anger, even lust.
But his difficulties aren't all his fault. Bobby can't solely belief his heavenly superiors, and he's now not too convinced approximately any of his fellow earthbound angels both, specifically the recent child that Heaven has dropped into their midst, a trainee angel who asks too many questions. And he yes as hell doesn't belief the achingly stunning Countess of chilly palms, a mysterious she-demon who looks the single one prepared to inform him the truth.

When the souls of the lately departed commence disappearing, catching either Heaven and Hell abruptly, issues get undesirable in a short time for Bobby D. "End-of-the-world" undesirable. "Beast of Revelations" undesirable. stuck among the offended forces of Hell, the damaging concepts of his personal part, and a tremendous undead avenger that wishes to tear his head off and suck out his soul, Bobby's going to wish all of the acquaintances he can get--in Heaven, on the earth, or wherever else he can locate them.

You've by no means met an angel like Bobby buck. And you've by no means learn whatever just like the soiled Streets of Heaven.
Brace your self -- the afterlife is more strange than you ever believed.

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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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