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The Getaway God (Sandman Slim, Book 6) by Richard Kadrey

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By Richard Kadrey

Finish occasions are right here again

A half-human, half-angel with a nasty rep and a worse attitude—we are conversing abuout the previous Lucifer here—James Stark, aka Sandman narrow, has made a number of enemies. None, although, are as fearsome because the vindictive Angra Om Ya—the insatiable, damaging previous gods. yet their coming near near invasion is only one of Stark's difficulties, as L.A. descends into chaos, and a brand new evil stalks the city.

No usual killer, the fellow referred to as St. Nick takes Stark deep right into a conspiracy that stretches from Earth to Heaven and Hell. additional complicating issues is that he could be the purely individual alive who is familiar with the best way to continue the area from going extinct. He's additionally Stark's worst enemy—the purely guy in life Stark could get pleasure from killing twice—and one with an instantaneous line to the voracious, old gods.

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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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