The most powerful being in the universe was created in lust and disowned at birth. Shaitan was a love child. His mother, Ira, seduced the supreme god Shiva, conceiving Shaitan in the divine equivalent of a one-night stand. When the moment of madness was over, Shiva regretted his lapse. When most needed, Shaitan’s powers would fail him, so Shiva fumed at his yet unborn child.
The curse of Shiva
Shaitan next encountered Shiva as a teenager. By then he knew he was different from the rest. The son of a super life form that he was, there was never any doubt in his mind that he would one day become the ruler of the universe. Now he had a choice. He could do this step-by-step; the more traditional and more honest way. By following in the footsteps of the human conquerors before him, he could take one kingdom at a time, raze it to the ground, and rebuild it his way. But why take the long torturous route when there was a simpler path to glory? An accelerated five seconds in the limelight leading to a celebrity career kind of method, perhaps. Shaitan simply stole Shiva’s weapon, the Trident, a device guaranteed to bestow absolute power on its owner. Surely as the son of Shiva, he had claim to that which belonged to his father. Cradling the Trident in his hands, he felt the strength flow right through him, uniting the skies above and the world below, with Shaitan at its centre.It grounded him, the radiant white energy, giving him the power to control everything. Shiva was furious. He cursed Shaitan to be killed by his firstborn. The journey of their lives was thus set in motion; the patterns passed on from father to child to father. This is Shaitan’s story and the story of all half lives, the half human, half alien race of the future. To read more of The Destiny of Shaitan, go to http://tiny.cc/szqsew. Enter the Shaitan summer giveaway, for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card and a free ecopy of the book go to http://krazybooklady.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/destiny-of-shaitan-by-laxmi-hariharan.html