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 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.

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

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

Commissioned Art of Fa'quiehja

Commissioned Art of Fa'quiehja

Malcolm Zfnoc finally gets his best friend/ally professional done: I commissioned AR Sullivan to do Fa’quiehja, also the first Fravier done professionally. As seen in my December 2022 art dump, I prepared a lot for this. I wanted it to be of the Fa’quiehja of after Amethyst Shards. Sketch Started off well! Main thing was the addition of the cloak, slight finger shape tweaks, and a change to the outfit. Boom! All looked good! Final And here’s Fa’quiehja! His outfit...

December 2022 in Art

December 2022 in Art

December 2022 was a very productive month as I was attempting to draw daily. I didn't quite make that goal, but I was pretty consistent. Drew a bunch of Angels, focused on Fa'quiehja's form (plus Fravier anatomy), and redrew a few more old sketches.

In the Void: A Short Story on Void Walkers

In the Void: A Short Story on Void Walkers

New short story alert! This one is quite short, kind of just a musing told from a Void Walker about Void Walkers. I had a burst of inspiration to write something about this mysterious race and…here is the result of that inspiration.

2022 in Review

2022 in Review

2022 was an interesting year. I was able to finish a great deal of old, random projects and try new things after completing Amethyst Shards last year. It was a quasi-break year but also a year of experimentation and wrap-ups. Anyway, here’s my top seven Spine-related events. #7 More Character Development Spotlights I completed character spotlight posts for Cyclone, King, Spellbinder, and Farrco. Dien is still pending hers and then I’ll be done with the Trinity and the One cast....