Eagle (Saladin Trilogy) [Jack Hight] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Salah ad-Din, or Saladin as he is known to the Franks, was a Kurd. THE SALADIN TRILOGY: EAGLE, KINGDOM, and HOLY WAR And here’s more info to take you beyond the books: 1) Conquest and Anarchy: The. Jack Hight is an American author who has released four books – Siege, based on the Fall of Constantinople and a trilogy based on the life of Saladin: Eagle.

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That said, I feel the need to include the disclaimer that this feeling may have developed from the fact that I read the last or so pages in one day, as opposed to a few chapters a day, which may well have warped my interpretation. The first book follows how young Yusuf, in the shadow of his brutal brother, comes across John, jadk Christian knight, after a battle at Damascus following which he is taken prisoner.

For me, it really helped bring the brothers characters to the fore.

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Even so, that didn’t prepare me for just how much sli When it comes to historical fiction there’s just something so right about a Jack Hight novel. Open Preview See a Problem? What sort of personality did Saladin have? Want to Read saving…. The story follows a general arc of personal growth, mirrored in the growth of Saracen power in the Middle East. That exact story – almost word-to-word – is from the actual Usama’s account, but with a clever twist: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The crusading era is not uncommon for writers of Historical Fiction, and Hight’s offering might easily have become run of the mill, despite his obvious knowledge and talent, had he not done something different to stand out.

While Jadk ruthlessly sets about uniting the whole of Arabia under saladni rule, the Kingdom of Jerusalem is torn apart by treachery and intrigue.


I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in this era, because he did justice to both the christian and the muslim side, and few authors managed to succeed with that. Welcome to the Second Crusade.

Holy War: Book Three of the Saladin Trilogy by Jack Hight – Books – Hachette Australia

The book starts with John fighting for the Christians against the Saracens as a young man. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Refresh and try again.

I look forward the the conclusion of the trilogy and what it means for the friendship between John and Saladin. Oct 21, Jeff Frane rated it it was ok. This book tells the story of the friendship between a western crusader and the young Saladin. I chose several to read including this one. So it’s going to be interesting to see how Jack’s future books go, as that crusade ended up being very one sided.

Book Three of the Saladin Trilogy. Sep 30, Dean rated it really liked it. The w This is how you do justice to the era referred to as the Crusades. I expected much more from this book.

More books by Jack Hight. Jun 19, Vinay Badri rated it liked it. For God sake this was the 12th century, how much freedom did women in Europe had?? Mar 13, Jolyon rated it really liked it. He united the peoples of Allah, recaptured Jerusalem, and drove the Crusaders to the very edge of the sea.

Book One of the Saladin Trilogy. Now call me blonde i’m not but I kept waiting for him to appear. But the dialogue, and the characterization were sometimes cringe worthy. Some of the plot points resolve themselves quite conveniently irritating the reader, it’s a point to be noted that most might have actually happened.

I absolutely loved his character as portrayed by the author. The characters lose a bit of their depth in suffering from superhero syndrome, in the ability to do amazing feats in such a short time. Baldwin III didn’t get the attention he deserves while Raynald of Chatillon is made a complete brute and grotesque. Actually to clarify this at the end of the book there are a couple of pages that briefly mentions names of those who existed and some of the battles, yet I now presume nearly everything else in the book is fiction.


Wow, a real page turner and a treat for all Muslims. According to the book women were veil only in the street, otherwise expose themselves to anyone visiting their husband!!!

If I’m honest I got this book because there were no new books around by writers who write books about the Roman period, so being interested in the time that this story is set around and the events of the Crusades, I thought I’d give it a go and was pleasantly surprised. Minor quibbles aside a right good rollicking read and real page turner for anyone interested in the historical fiction genre and this period of history in particular.

I found this book interesting as Western portrayals of the Crusades usually inevitably focus on the Christian side of things and only give you glimpses of Saladin. In fact when I reached jck II of the book and the title said Saladin, I thought “great, we will soon meet him”.

What really is surprising is that ‘Saladin Trilogy’ isn’t more widely known about. Books Jack Hight Holy War: I suppose i could give it more stars, but it was very very biased.

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I was really looking forward to reading this book. Eagle is the first book in a trilogy by Jack Hight Eagle referring to the dagger that Yusuf carries and his banner. This article has multiple issues. Close cookie policy overlay. Am now trology the next in the trilogy. Imprint John Murray John Murray.