Barbarian Mind - Book 1 in The Dragon Empire...
For years, the Dragon Empire has conquered much of the known galaxy. Now, the Dragon Empire has come to the planet Diveen, capturing the mermaids there and conquering the Mercinnians - half mermaid, half human.
Aersalee is on the run from the Empire, desperately trying to escape a senator who wants to marry her. Thus far, she's managed to evade him by hiding in outlying villages and it looks as if she might escape them. At least, until they start closing in on her. Mykkan is an average saltwater merman, unknowing of the outside world or its problems. That is, until the Empire pays a visit to the deep and he saves his brother. Rhiviaria is a hidden Magi who encounters the Dragon Empire's most revered beings - twisted humans who only use dark magic.
The only one who can save them is a hero, a legend known only as Syylan. Talking, even thinking about him is forbidden by the Dragon Empire, let alone working with him.
Will Syylan be the hero they need and save them, or are they left alone to fend against the Dragon Empire?