Famed sorceress and military captain, Shirakaya, explores vast regions of an alternate universe. On a particularly hazardous mission, an ancient alien race, exiled eons before, attack her intergalactic spacecraft. The body count rises as Shira struggles to defeat the formidable enemy and to convince the galaxies the malevolent species has returned and their mayhem will engulf the entire Ensar universe. The cosmic leaders, the Ruzurai, meet the crew’s harrowing tales with skepticism and deny the escalating threat.
Shira's magical powers mysteriously weaken and she must face the terrifying prospect that she cannot protect those she loves ? let alone the entire universe. Her skills waning, Shira is forced to decide how far she will go to vanquish this ancient and monstrous race to see peace prevail.
Maz'hura is the first in The Twelve Dimensions series, with never-before-seen technology, cosmologies, myth and magic. Paul L. Centeno packs this thrilling fantasy space opera with adventure and suspense. Kirkus Reviews, in their January 2013 magazine, stated, “Centeno yearns to create something completely new, and if we immerse ourselves in his cosmos, we will be richly rewarded.” In 2014 and 2015, he won awards from Writers of the Future for his short stories, Steamwalker and Celestial Heights. His first fantasy novel, The Vagrant Chronicle, was critically acclaimed in Writer's Digest 2014 Indie Book Awards.