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Turn Coat (The Dresden Files, Book 11) by Jim Butcher

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By Jim Butcher

Harry Dresden, specialist wizard, has performed his most sensible to maintain his nostril fresh the place the White Council of Wizards is worried. nonetheless, his prior misdeeds have forged a continuing shadow of suspicion over him within the eyes of the Wardens, these wizards chargeable for imposing the legislation of Magic. Now Dresden reveals himself confronted with a nightmarish issue: Morgan, previously his leader persecutor one of the Wardens, has been wrongly accused of treason opposed to the White Council - and has come to Harry for support. Dresden faces a frightening activity: transparent Morgan's identify whereas concurrently hiding him from the Wardens and the supernatural bounty hunters despatched to discover him, getting to know the id of the real turncoat and, in fact, warding off accusations of treachery of his personal. A unmarried mistake could suggest that heads - particularly actually - will roll. And one in all them may be his personal ...

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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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