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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Views Read Edit View history. Hight grew up in DallasTexas. Interesting story that certainly wets your appetite to learn more about crusades and gives a sense of geographic awareness of the area.

However, this must be read as a work of fiction, and not a reliable source of information about the character. The final book of the Saladin Trilogy. Jan 04, Nora rated it did not like it Shelves: I’m looking forward to the next two. Sep 30, Dean rated it really liked it. 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. Though slavery was rampant in Europe back then but at least Europeans have apologised and moved on while the Arabs on the other hand still use slavery albeit under different brandings.

Learn how and when to remove these template messages. 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. That has no historical basis or rather has very weak historical basis. I’ve been searching triogy great novels of tdilogy Crusades, and I’m currently reading Baudolino by Umberto Eco the style is not much of my liking so farbut Jack Hight had presented exactly what I was looking for.

Mar 07, Lisa rated it it was amazing.

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According to the book women were veil only in the street, otherwise expose themselves to anyone visiting their husband!!! Anyway, this is the story of the early years frilogy one of the greatest historical figures to ever live, An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, known to us westerners simply as Saladin.

A virtue which he was never afraid to wager salaidn the greatest of odds. This is a very gripping historical novel about Saladin. Jul 25, Aaron Fielding rated it liked it. He united the peoples of Allah, recaptured Jerusalem, and drove the Crusaders to the very edge of the sea. The author did not do his research and the book is full with big number of mistakes, in short if triloggy was not for a fictive European slave boy, Saladin never existed careful spoilers: I thought it was basically a book about salahudin uight his life with the odd character saying what a great or not guy he was I was really looking forward to reading this book.


Jack is a trained historian with a PhD from the University of Chicago. Reynald is a conniving bugger, who I think is brilliant in the context of the story.

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The aspect I most enjoyed about this book and the second in salwdin series was finding out more about the Crusades from the less sxladin Islamic, Arab, Saladin perspective rather than the Christian one which most authors who cover this period focus on. American male non-fiction writers Harvard University alumni University of Chicago alumni Living people American historian stubs. These women had lots of talks about being property for men and wanted to fight for there freedom by being unfaithful to their husbands.

Also it took me until page to realise who Salahuddin was!

Couple that with High’s clear knowledge of the era of the Second Crusade and the world in which the future Saladin grew up, and also his understanding and presentation of Islam and the Islamic peoples of the time, and it creates trlogy story that is not only fresh and interesting, but also informative and revealing. Triloggy most of all Saladin had a natural propensity for justice. Having said that, the novel does give a fairly in-depth look at some of the key figures of the time – especially on the Muslim side.

Baldwin III didn’t get the attention he deserves while Raynald of Chatillon is made a complete brute and grotesque. When it comes to historical fiction there’s just highf so right trilogu a Jack Hight novel.

The trilogy tells the story of the Second and Third Crusades through eyes of Saladin — who grows from a bookish, shy child into the great highh who retakes Jerusalem from the Crusaders — and John, a Crusader who comes to the Holy Land seeking redemption from the secrets of his past.

The end of the book!! For God sake this was the 12th century, how much freedom did women in Europe had?? Added by 1 of our members. The beginning was fairly dull, but once certain strands came together, it turned into a bloody good read.


Dec 16, Hamid Harasani rated it liked it Shelves: I look forward to the next in the series.

Holy War (Saladin Trilogy, book 3) by Jack Hight

Not just the story itself which is largely based on fact albeit written as fiction with some poetic license thrown in, but the manner in which it was written and the depth of research the author undertook to get the story written. The brothers hate each other, and what begins as a really typical story of squabbling sibling turns into a really good spin.

Even so, that didn’t prepare me for just how much slipping into his work again, after suffering through a particularly trilgy historical fiction book immediately previous, filled me with the overall feeling of it fitting like a proverbial glove.

Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Ayub, Yusuf’s father is a man of honour, but finds himself doing less than honourable deeds for the betterment salwdin ridding the hold mack of the crusaders.

I like Jack Hight’s easy writing style, he allows you to get into the plot and characters very quickly and doesn’t overly fuss about too much detailed descriptive narrative.

In time, they end up on opposite sides of the conflict. When the murderous knight Reynald of Chatillon raids a caravan heading from Damascus to Mecca and rapes Saladin’s sister, the scene is set for war. I have parts 2 and 3 of the trilogy lined up on the Kindle. I loved this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it, so much so that as soon as it was finished I went out and bought the second in the series and read that one too all within the space of about a week or so.

Trrilogy and Mortals Bernard Cornwell.

highht Jun 19, Vinay Badri rated it liked it. The second book moves more into the world of politics and intrigue, and takes us to Egypt and into a world of internecine warfare. It was easy to read and get lost in the events as they unfolded. Eagle Saladin 1 by Jack Hight.