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.

The Characters of the series commissioned by various artists: Erika Hollice, AR Sullivan, and Haasio. See below for exact attributions.

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
  • Kulaszar by AR Sullivan
    Kulaszar by AR Sullivan
  • Rayacha Chajaran by Erika Hollice
    Rayacha Chajaran by Erika Hollice
  • Dien by Haasio
    Dien by Haasio
  • Ra'uw'la by AR Sullivan
    Ra'uw'la by AR Sullivan
  • 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
  • Kulaszar by AR Sullivan
    Kulaszar by AR Sullivan
  • Rayacha Chajaran by Erika Hollice
    Rayacha Chajaran by Erika Hollice
  • Dien by Haasio
    Dien by Haasio
  • Ra'uw'la by AR Sullivan
    Ra'uw'la by AR Sullivan
  • 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

August 2022 in Art

August 2022 in Art

All artwork done this month was from Jurak’s Day and its ‘continuation’, except for the portrait of Zaresh. Nitocris’s full body art had a few iterations, but I’m just showing the latest. I’m not entirely pleased with Zaresh. Jurak from Jurak's Day Jurak's Day Attack Example Nitocris (portrait) from Jurak's Day Shizar Nitocris from Jurak's Day Color portrait of Zaresh

Commissioned Art of Chatzu'kuan!

Commissioned Art of Chatzu'kuan!

I felt the need to get Chatzu’kuan done. She just…needed to be rendered into life. So I commissioned AR Sullivan for art of Chatzu’kuan. Chatzu’kuan not from any particular point in the series, but of a future state version of her. After she’s figured herself out, basically. This is also a quasi-companion piece to Spellbinder’s art. I wanted them to be posing so they could be ‘next’ to each other. The background didn’t have to be consistent, though. I wanted...

Farrco Character Development Spotlight

Farrco Character Development Spotlight

Spoilers for everything major I’ve written beyond Amethyst Shards. Do not read if you don’t know what I mean by this.

July 2022 in Art

July 2022 in Art

All artwork done this month was from book 11 or some ideas for it. King Khar'ma'tsesh of Sawapash Xe'quadj and Cha'yu'ra's plants Broken robot arm The Sun incarnated as an actual Sun The Tree as an actual living tree