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Unbound (Magic Ex Libris, Book 3) by Jim C. Hines

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By Jim C. Hines

For 5 hundred years, the Porters have hid the life of magic from the area. Now, previous enemies have printed the Porters’ secrets and techniques, and a fair higher risk lurks within the shadows. The would-be queen Meridiana, banished for 1000 years, has again within the physique of a woman named Jeneta Aboderin. She seeks an artifact created by means of Pope Sylvester II, a bronze legal that may provide her the facility to command a military of the dead.

Michigan librarian Isaac Vainio is powerless to prevent her, having been stripped of his strength and his position one of the Porters through Johannes Gutenberg himself. yet Isaac is set to regain his magic and to rescue his former scholar Jeneta. without magic of his personal, Isaac’s needs to delve into the darker facet of black-market magic, the place he'll confront beings higher left undisturbed, together with the sorcerer Juan Ponce de Leon.

With his dependable fire-spider Smudge, dryad warrior Lena Greenwood, and psychiatrist Nidhi Shah, Isaac races to solve a secret greater than one thousand years previous as competing magical powers conflict to form the way forward for the realm. he'll be hunted by means of enemies and previous allies alike, and it'll take all his wisdom and resourcefulness to outlive as magical battle threatens to unfold around the globe.

Isaac’s offerings will confirm the destiny of his associates, the Porters, the scholars of Bi Sheng, and the realm. just one factor is bound: whether he unearths the way to fix his magic, he can’t retailer them all…

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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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