Shalaeyah! Hello!
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 and in depth posts on pieces of the world.

Where to Start?

The best way to get into my world and my work is to read it in release order (instead of chronological order). This means starting with How to Stop Wildfire and then continuing with the rest of the series. The early books of the series give you a good introduction of the world, and from there you can continue onto The Lost, my short stories, my spoiler-filled blog posts, and the Database.

First Four Books of the Series

The Characters

The character artwork below was commissioned from various artists.

  • Cyclone by Erika Hollice
    Cyclone by Erika Hollice
  • King by Erika Hollice
    King by Erika Hollice
  • Spellbinder by AR Sullivan
    Spellbinder by AR Sullivan
  • Farrco by AR Sullivan
    Farrco by AR Sullivan
  • Balon Zfnoctewoohi by Erika Hollice
    Balon Zfnoctewoohi by Erika Hollice
  • Rayacha Chajaran by Erika Hollice
    Rayacha Chajaran by Erika Hollice
  • Dien by Haasio
    Dien by Haasio
  • Hequera by Haasio
    Hequera by Haasio
  • Marcus + Jessica by Reiesu
    Marcus + Jessica by Reiesu
  • Hades by Reiesu
    Hades by Reiesu
  • Cyclone by Erika Hollice
    Cyclone by Erika Hollice
  • King by Erika Hollice
    King by Erika Hollice
  • Spellbinder by AR Sullivan
    Spellbinder by AR Sullivan
  • Farrco by AR Sullivan
    Farrco by AR Sullivan
  • Balon Zfnoctewoohi by Erika Hollice
    Balon Zfnoctewoohi by Erika Hollice
  • Rayacha Chajaran by Erika Hollice
    Rayacha Chajaran by Erika Hollice
  • Dien by Haasio
    Dien by Haasio
  • Hequera by Haasio
    Hequera by Haasio
  • Marcus + Jessica by Reiesu
    Marcus + Jessica by Reiesu
  • Hades by Reiesu
    Hades by Reiesu
<h2>About the Author: Sarah Sunday</h2>

About the Author: Sarah Sunday

The series, its world, the characters, all of it, are things that I have developed over the course of my entire-thinking life. I love weaving narratives together, breathing life into these characters, and building this world up. This is the enduring passion of my life that has neither a clear beginning nor an end in sight.

If you want to learn more about me specifically, you can head to my personal website.

Or want to chat? Email me!

Latest Blog Posts

June 2022 in Art

June 2022 in Art

Just two pieces of art for June. Haven’t been in a super visually artistic mood lately and when I am it is more directed at supporting the in-progress commissions. Ashramar is a Sawapash that will be seen in the 11th book and Riag’wug is Riag’wug. Ashramar, Sawapash Royalty Riag'wug

Tyra Tarkush Development History

Tyra Tarkush Development History

Tyra Tarkush is the language of the creators/my world. It has its own grammar, a large ever-growing lexicon of words, and its own script. It took a few iterations and effort to get to this coherent point. This post is going to be my attempt to piece together the development history of Tyra Tarkush into some coherent groupings. I didn’t really date my notes/documents, so this is my best guess/recollection/general explanation of how Tyra Tarkush came about. It’s not in...

Jurak's Day: A New Short Story

Jurak's Day: A New Short Story

Jurak’s Day is a new short story about a Halihathrow investigator having an interesting day that quickly gets dangerous. I originally wrote some of it out in 2016 (?) and did some (?) work on it in 2017. Its premise was about a Halihathrow named Jurak having a weird day and having to unravel some conspiracy. I originally imagined it involving a time loop, somehow, but I was uncomfortable introducing that concept, so I wrote it as some weird stretch...

Commissioned Art of Farrco

Commissioned Art of Farrco

After Spellbinder was successfully done by AR Sullivan, I had Farrco commissioned! He was either going to be the easiest character ever or the hardest to get done. This is because Farrco is very geometric, static, and has more ‘elements’ to him than any other character. But he is static so there’s no pose question. He just is and my drawings of him are basically on point with articulating all of his aspects properly. I also knew what type of...