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 univers.
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, Carathoukiea. Not only that, you can find my short stories and other written work.
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.
The character artwork below was commissioned from various artists.
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.
So little for April 2023 in art that I forgot to make this post until now. All book 11 related in some way. Betters' Tower (Book 11) The Break (Light) Nezah’hi (Stylized)
I find myself here, eight years on, without too much to say or reflect on in anything particular. Over this year, I’ve written things outside my domain and written more in it (including finishing The Lost). I’ve felt free to explore other ideas and random projects. Not much has come from it, realistically, but it has felt good and fun. I wonder if part of me is avoiding focusing too much on book 11—because it’s starting a big new part...
I wanted to get professionally done art of the Three Great Fallen Angels: Capraeaura, Alexia, and Malnoren. They are important, striking characters that have been part of the mythos for a long time so it was time for them to be professionally done by AR Sullivan (all half-bodies). I provided sketches old and new of each, and a rough shot of how I wanted them posed. Alexia’s outfit I wanted to be more yellow/robe like than the sort of ‘copy’...
I wanted to get Usana, Goddess of Dimensions, done so I commissioned AR Sullivan. I only wanted a half body shot of her, since I wasn’t interested in figuring out what her lower body looked like plus I just really wanted an action shot of her drawing her bow back and that’s just needs a half body. For reference: Usana has purple eyes, black hair, and sandy skin. And she wears a purple dress of sorts. As a God, I...