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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Mountford rated it liked it. Books by Jack Hight. John deflected the incoming blow and pushed Yusuf away.

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He finds himself besotted jacj Yusuf’s sister Zimaet – unable to speak Arabic, John makes a deal with Yusuf, that he will train him to fight if he’ll teach him to speak Arabic. It is an engrossing read and the author has included notes that shed light on the historical records and sources he has used.

Sep 25, Stuart rated it really liked it Shelves: This website uses cookies. I’m actually writing my thesis about the Crusades through arab eyesthe same title as the great book of Amin Maalouf, but instead of focusing on the battles I’m highlighting the aspects of everyday life based on the arabic accounts.

Although Hight gives lip service to the different customs and mores of another culture, the behavior of the major characters fails to live in that world. I absolutely loved his character as portrayed by the author.

Of course some characters are fictional but the main events are not. Almost Wilbur Smith-esque in execution, Hight’s book is a wonderful piece of xaladin of Saladin’s early years. The aspect I most enjoyed about this book and the second in the series was finding out more about the Crusades from saladiin less common Islamic, Arab, Saladin perspective rather than the Christian one which most authors who cover this period focus on.


Wow, a real page turner and a treat for all Muslims.

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Books Jack Hight Holy War: I can’t wait for the third and final one in the series. This is the 12th century, every saladdin everywhere in the world was trained to fight, and in a war territory which the Middle East definitely was it was mandatory. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. We get to see the contrast in cultures in ttilogy like medicine as well as similarities. It was easy to read and get lost in the events as they unfolded.

Dec 16, Hamid Harasani rated it liked it Shelves: Mercifully though this is not massively to the overall detriment saladn the book any jakc so than when say Conn Iggulden’s narrative emphasis switches to battle mode in his series on Ghengis Khan for example. Jack Hight does inject some small side stories just to show off some parts of the islamitic culture, and those stories could sometimes be better integrated in the story.

The first thing that struck me about these books and I would say is still the outstanding review factor after book 2 ends is the fresh perspe I just finished a back-to-back read of the first two books in Jack Hight’s Saladin series – Eagle and Kingdom, so this is very much a trilohy of both. I look forward to the next in the series.

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. From the Place in the Valley Deep in the Forest. Too many coincidences, too many implausible saladn rescues give it a pulp story without pulp adventure.


He then faints a punch to the left and with his right staggers John with a crunching blow to the jaw. While there is an invented character for sympathy more than anything and to present potentially a balanced view, the book reverses the standard trope by actually having Muslims as the more cultured race as compared to the Christians. Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention.

Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. After reading this book, I went straight out and bought Siege which again I could not put down and then pre-booked Kingdom and was not disappointed by either book. In JuneSaladin marches into the Kingdom with an ajck of over 24, and in reprisal imposes a crushing defeat on the Crusader forces at the Horns of Hattin.

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

Now here is my problem, I have not a clue which bits of this book are real. So it’s going to be interesting to see how Jack’s future books go, as that crusade ended up being very one sided.

It is only a matter of time before he marches on a panicked and demoralized citadel of Jerusalem. Saladin is a terrific subject for a novel but this isn’t it. Hight grew up in DallasTexas.

Other books in the series. I will look for the second one. Wanneer je van historische fictie houdt dan is dit een aanrader.