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bena3091
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Fantasy book where hero learns to wrap bullets with green energy to explosive effect

Don't recall the title or any of the names of the characters, unfortunately.

 

It's a series of fantasy books.

 

The first book has a young man enlisting for a mandatory stint with what is like a cavalry/local militia.

 

He's on a world that is occupied by an alien race who look human but are physically larger and have mental kinetic powers.  His family are herders of sorts of a type of animal (I don't recall details) in a rather inhospitable place. I seem to recall that these animals can eat certain native plants that have spikes that would deter any other animal. The animals provide what is like wool that his family sells for a living.

 

The young man has an ability to sense where the enemy is located, which helps him rise through the ranks in the cavalry/militia.  Over time he finds that he can see and manipulate a green type of energy. He learns to wrap this energy around bullets from his rifle to explosive effect.

 

There are at least three if not more books in the series. Later books alternate between following this young man and following one of the invaders, who through circumstance must also learn to use the green energy (which appears to be tied to the world that they are on) in order to survive against others of his race who are involved in power plays that can result in one or the other being killed.

 

The young man has a young love who he eventually marries. He sees that the young woman has a grey green color (in his mind) which appears in the end to mean that she has potential for also learning to use the green energy.

 

The first book follows the exploits of the young man in his militia career. He eventually learns to use the green energy to shield not only himself but his entire company from both harm and detection.

 

In the final book, the young man and his wife save his planet and causes the downfall of the invaders.

 

Does anyone know the author and titles of any of the books in this series?

 

Thanks in advance. :smileyhappy:

 

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MacMcK1957
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Re: Fantasy book where hero learns to wrap bullets with green energy to explosive effect

You're looking for the Corean Chronicles by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Initially it was a trilogy, about the character you mention, although there were further books set in different time periods (which I have not read).

 

The trilogy was:

 

Legacies (Corean Chronicles Series #1)   

 

Darknesses (Corean Chronicles Series #2)

 

Scepters (Corean Chronicles Series #3)  

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Re: Fantasy book where hero learns to wrap bullets with green energy to explosive effect

Yes, that's it! Thank you! (So frustrating when you know so much of the plot but can't remember the title and author.)