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I am not sure if it was moon warriors or guardians. But it was something along those line.

When I read this book in 2017 or so. I remember borrowing it from our library. So it could be much older than 2017.

Plot I seems to remember that this book was part of a trilogy.

I think the book was about becoming a moon warrior. Specifically about the young male character and how he fulfills a prophesy to protect the moon warrior temple.

This main character becomes stronger and stronger throughout the book / series.

Barbarians It contained a barbarian character that frequently says "do you love me?". This character was also the leader of the barbarians.

Liquid sun In one of the books in the series the enemy town makes an explosive liquid from sun light. The bad guy at some point drinks the liquid and then finally explodes when he goes for a wee.

War lord / tree people At some point in the series there is a war lord that wages war agains people that live in trees. He then offers to stop the war should one of the tree girls marry his son.

This female character dreads this, but is willing to go ahead with the marriage ot save her people.

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F. Where and when did you read this? Do you remember what the cover looked like?
    – DavidW
    Mar 12 at 21:32
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    You didn't say what "moon warriors" are, but I suppose they are warriors who fight wars on the moon. I suppose that's our moon, Luna, not Phobos or Callisto or Titan?
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    Mar 12 at 22:09
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    I added more details. Thank you for responding!
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    Mar 13 at 17:22

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I finally figured out what book it was. I did not have all the details right, but leaving this answer for anyone else that stumbles upon this thread.

I was referring to the Noble Warriors trilogy.

From Wikipedia:

The Noble Warriors trilogy is a fantasy series, written by British novelist William Nicholson. The first book, Seeker, was published in 2006, as was the second in the trilogy, Jango. The third book, Noman, was published in September 2007.

A man named the Brother once resided on the island of Anacrea, and one night while he was sleeping, a lost child came to him, asking him for help. He let the Lost Child in, and later that night, in a dream, the Lost Child spoke to the Brother, proclaiming himself to be the 'All and Only', the 'Reason and the Goal.' Then the child changed form and became a woman, who called herself the Loving Mother. The figure changed form twice more, naming itself the Wounded Warrior and the Wise Father. The Wise Father spoke of an Assassin who would eventually kill him.

Following the dream, the Brother built a garden for the Lost Child to live in, believing him to be the one true god. Others came to the island and they too pledged to protect the Lost Child.

One day, a powerful warlord named Noman came to the island. He forced his way into the garden to see the child. He stayed there for a day and a night and when he came out, he never spoke of what he saw. Soon after, he disbanded his army and formed a community to protect the god, which became known as the Nom, of which he was the leader. Noman learned the secret of true strength and he passed his knowledge to his brothers and sisters and they too became strong. Members of the Nom are called Nomana, or the Noble Warriors. The Noble Warriors do not use weapons or armour; they use only true strength, which is the life force in all beings called Lir

The vow of the noble warriors (which Noman wrote) says they cannot fight long wars or conquer land or empires. They cannot love any person above all others, build a lasting home, possess anything but can only use their powers to bring freedom to the enslaved and justice to the oppressed.

In Jango, it is mentioned that Noman lived on Anacrea over 200 years ago. Nothing has been said of his death but one of Seeker's teachers said that Noman left them to "submit himself to his final test. He was never seen again".

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