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The Fatal Tree (Bright Empires, Book 5) by Stephen R. Lawhead

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By Stephen R. Lawhead

It begun with small, possible insignificant wrinkles in time: a hectic bridge by surprise disappears, spilling vehicles into the ocean. A beast from one other realm roams sleek streets. Napoleon's military appears to be like in Nineteen Thirties Damascus prepared for conflict. yet that's in simple terms the start as complete realities collide and collapse.

The questors are unfold during the universe. Mina is caught on a simple of reliable ice, her basically spouse an offended cave lion. Tony and Gianni are tracking the cataclysmic reversal of the cosmic expansion—but bobbing up brief on solutions. And Burleigh is languishing in a dreary underground dungeon—his simply wish of survival the very guy he attempted to murder.

Kit and Cass are again within the Stone Age attempting to succeed in the Spirit good. yet an incredible yew tree has grown over the portal, successfully removing any likelihood of go back. until somebody can discover a solution—and fast—all construction could be destroyed within the common apocalypse often called the top of Everything.

In this ultimate quantity of the glorious Bright Empires sequence, Stephen R. Lawhead brings this multi-stranded story to a gorgeous and immensely pleasing end.

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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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