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. Not only that, you can find my short stories and other written work.

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. You can read all my books for free by joining my Patreon.

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 to bring the characters of my series to life.

  • 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 book 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.

Want to chat? Email me!

Latest Blog Posts

Crochet Dien

Crochet Dien

I have gotten into crochet recently, making little creatures and characters. With this power, I have made DIEN! I chose Dien since she’s a Dracite and there are lots of different dragon patterns out there. Dien was based on this dragon pattern but I partially did my own thing due to error and just needing a different look. Thus Dien in crochet form was formed! Pretty pleased with how she turned out. I’m planning on doing Chatzu’kuan as my next...

Tales of the Trinity and the One Volume 1, aka Book 11 RELEASED!

Tales of the Trinity and the One Volume 1, aka Book 11 RELEASED!

Finally, the next entry in the series is released! Book 11 is under the banner of ‘Tales of the Trinity and the One’, Volume 1 of it, but is still a sequel to Amethyst Shards. It’s under a different banner because these next volumes are more collections of various short stories that are somewhat connected rather than being a coherent, epic narrative. It’s also much shorter than the other books, but longer than The Lost. Patreon supporters can download Volume...

Dien Character Development Spotlight

Dien Character Development Spotlight

Dien’s character development, er, well, being is sort of covered by The Corruption of Dark’s afterword already. So I’m not going to rehash that. Instead, I’m going to be all over the place with some thoughts on where Dien is going—not where she has been or was. Well, actually, yes, as those two things are inextricably linked, really.

How to Stop Wildfire Ninth Anniversary

How to Stop Wildfire Ninth Anniversary

Nine years gone. I’m at the precipice of a decade since How to Stop Wildfire. I feel like I’ve done enough yet haven’t done enough for it. The ten year mark coming up feels like a big milestone that deserves more to show for, but I don’t think there’s any amount of things where I’d think I’d done enough for it. So I’m just going to keep carrying on and doing what feels right. That’s all I can really do...