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

Tarot Minor Arcana Matching: Cups

Tarot Minor Arcana Matching: Cups

The continuation of the Minor Arcana matching series: The Suit of CUPS! Cups was evocative of political prowess and also religious power to me. Thus, Cups finds ourselves with characters from The Madness of Light, and the political spaces of the Empire. It also includes the characters presented in Sepulcher of Shadows.

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🗓 24 Jan 2021
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Tarot Minor Arcana Matching: Wands

Tarot Minor Arcana Matching: Wands

The start of the Minor Arcana suit assignment: the Suit of Wands. The quoted meanings for the below Minor Arcana are taken from The Pictorial Key to the Tarot’s Additional Meanings section. I didn’t follow the core meanings exactly or with how/what they are to be represented with. Some of this is more symbolic alignment than exact Tarot meaning alignment.

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🗓 18 Jan 2021
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Commissioned Portrait of Xinlara (AKA Cyclone When He Was Alive)

Commissioned Portrait of Xinlara (AKA Cyclone When He Was Alive)

Commission #5 from Reiesu, a long time coming one that was initiated last June. I had been thinking of doing Balon Zfnoctewoohi for this or King Fla’neiel…of course, those I eventually did commission after figuring this out. For Reiesu’s next commission, I had an even better idea: Xinlara. Xinlara, as in, Cyclone’s Vacore name, as in Cyclone when he was alive and young. It seemed so provocative and daring to do Xinlara. Like…doing something forbidden. I don’t know, it’s about...

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🗓 06 Jan 2021
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2020 in Art

2020 in Art

I actually drew a pretty decent amount in 2020! There was a lot I didn’t put on the website until now. I didn’t realize I had pretty steady output of art this year. I think the Apple Pencil helped keep it up. Only three months I didn’t draw anything. It may be a big dump, but it doesn’t even include the artwork that into the Adagio tea blends for each of the Trinity and the One members, the commissions/sketches for...

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🗓 03 Jan 2021
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