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The Caretaker Trilogy is a sci-fi/fantasy book series by David Klass, which has the interesting distinction of being the first piece of fiction ever to be endorsed by Greenpeace, due to its Anvilicious environmentalism message. The books focus around one Jack Danielson, who gets caught up in a war from the future and battles the forces of evil to save the Earth from being ruined, first by saving the oceans (Firestorm), then the Amazon rainforest (Whirlwind), and apparently the third book (Timelock) will tackle global warming.As silly as that makes the series sound, the story is very well-written and imaginative. Not least because of its unusual writing structure. It's written almost entirely in sentence fragments. Like this. All the time. Author claims they generate pace. Good pace. Sentence fragments make for fast-paced reading, particularly during the numerous action sequences.
This series contains examples of:
Animorphism: The Dark Lord can turn into a gigantic tarantula.
Changeling Fantasy: Subverted: Jack, it turns out, is actually Jair, prince of the Dannites. However, he wants absolutely no part of that, harboring resentment towards his true parents for sending him back in time as a baby, and "living a lie" all his life. He'd much prefer his foster parents to still be alive, and himself to be ignorant of his true identity.
Empathic Weapon: A lot of the future tech seen is telepathically controlled, and quite intelligent as well.
Friend to All Living Things: In keeping with the environmentalism, the Dannites. Some can even communicate on a near-telepathic level with animals.
Full-Frontal Assault: Jack fights Reilly while naked, as he had took a shower in her house and she was actually seducing him.
Half-Human Hybrid: The Dark Army is made up of genetically engineered mutants, cyborgs, and chimeras ("chimera" here referring to anyone with more than one type of DNA in them).
Idiot Hero: Jack even sees himself as somewhat of it, though he is soon obligued to smart up.
I Just Want to Be Normal: Jack. He recognizes the importance of the war being fought, but would, all things considered, much rather leave it to the Dannites. Combined with Screw Destiny, since the Dannites have quite a few prophecies concerning him.
Instant Expert: Jack learns martial arts, telepathy, how to sense his environment in the dark, and various other skills pretty quick. Justified in that it's implied that he had these abilities all along, and just needed to learn to tap into them.
Time Travel: The Dark Army and the Dannites (including the protagonist) are both from the future. They've witnessed the end result of the ecosystem collapsing. One likes the result. The other does not.