Shalaeyah! Welcome to the Spine of the Empire.

Shalaeyah means 'hello' in Tyra Tarkush. Tyra Tarkush is the first language in the world of my book series. 'The Spine of the Empire' in that same world is the communication network of the Empire, the organization and government of the races in the universe.

In this world, it is the website concerning all things related to my main book series, the Adventures of the Trinity and the One, and its world. Here you can find updates on the series, random musings, and in depth posts on pieces of the world.

The World

Whenever I reference 'my world', there's a lot that's going into it that may not be apparent to those uninitiated. It is a sprawling, complicated mythos that I have developed nearly all of my life. There is more than that can be explained in a paragraph or list, but here's a taste of what my world has teeming within it:

The Series

Set in that world is The Adventures of the Trinity and the One book series and most of my short stories. The series has nine books (and counting!) and is broken up into sub-sets with specific themes and arcs.

The first set is called the 'The Beginnings', with the first book of the entire series being How to Stop Wildfire. 'The Beginnings' is about the initial formation of the divine group called the Trinity and the One, and true to name, that goes on adventures. It is a series of character studies and quirky adventures of the four unique cast members. Beyond that...not going to say!

Meet the core cast:

How do I get started?

Simple! There are three ways to get started. You can contact me to get an e-copy of How to Stop Wildfire, visit its page find the link to order the print copy off of Lulu directly, or become a patron on Patreon to gain access to ePub download links for the books. I do not charge for the e-copy and the Lulu copy is priced so it is cheapest for those buying it, so if you wish to support me, please become a patron on Patreon!

Recent Posts from the Blog

Vashwva: A Short Story on the Fall of the Diamondae - 2014 & 2020 Versions

Vashwva: A Short Story on the Fall of the Diamondae - 2014 & 2020 Versions

‘Vashwva’ was a short story I wrote in 2014…and have revised now in 2020! Vashwva, as some of you know already, means inevitability and is a Diamondae Aspect. Vashwva, as a short story, is a story of chaos, inevitability, and the fall of the Diamondae. Archalex, a Diamondae, and Catasore have a conversation as the Diamondae are obliterated. It was originally written to explain Vashwva and Catas (chaos) so it was drier and more exposition based. The rewrite seeks to...

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🗓 03 Aug 2020
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Sepulcher of Shadows: A Short Story following The Madness of Light

Sepulcher of Shadows: A Short Story following The Madness of Light

It has been a long, long while since I’ve done a short story. It feels good! This one is called the ‘Sepulcher of Shadows’. You can read it here on the Spine of the Empire. It is related to the events of The Madness of Light, so heavy spoilers abound. It is specifically related to Lana Zfhi’s claim that even if they tried to create another Zfhi Avatar from the genetic material of the dead, they would fail. So, in...

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🗓 25 Jul 2020
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Free Tyra Tarkush Phone Wallpapers

Free Tyra Tarkush Phone Wallpapers

Tyra Tarkush has nine core characters each with their own meaning. This is reflected in numerology and in the language itself. These symbols are of which the main characters originate from. The Tyra Tarkush page for artwork contains drawings of the set of nine in full. …And now it also contains previews for the phone wallpaper versions I’ve made (and a link to download)! You can use The Tree for Knowledge, The Sun for power (I use the Sun right...

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🗓 20 Jul 2020
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Character Quiz Resurrection!

Character Quiz Resurrection!

After four and a half years of rotting in a corner, I have resurrected the Adventures of the Trinity and the One Character Quiz! Hequera and Balon have been added and the backend has been refactored considerably. The questions have been streamlined too. It’s not perfect, but it’s kinda fun. Check it out here!

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🗓 15 Jul 2020
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