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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Sep 25, Stuart rated it really liked it Shelves: Eagle Saladin 1 by Jack Hight. Thoroughly enjoyed the slavery episode and tdilogy its very realistic details. I love historical epics and this was a well written story. Here, the author is attempting to portray his whole life, starting with a childhood and adolescence in which he has to deal with a bullying older brother.

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In fact when I reached part II of the book and the saladn said Saladin, I thought “great, we will soon meet him”. Book Three of the Saladin Trilogy. The trilogy tells the story of the Second and Third Crusades through eyes of Saladin — who saladi from a bookish, shy child into the great leader who retakes Jerusalem from the Crusaders — and John, a Crusader who comes to the Holy Land seeking redemption from the secrets of his past.

We follow their story from their puberty until they are in there mid twenties. In time, they end up on opposite sides of the conflict.

Eagle (Saladin Trilogy, book 1) by Jack Hight

YES I have read and consent to Hachette Australia using my personal information or data as set out in its Privacy Policy and I understand I have the right to withdraw my consent at any time. The book isn’t perfect, there’s the usual historical inaccuracies, but Hight shows a real understanding of the issues at hand and is obviously very knowledgeable and well researched on this period of history.


Books by Jack Hight. I look forward to reading more works from this author.

Yusuf buys John as a slave and a bond slowly begins to form between the two, granting John more freedom and hope than a man in his position should ever wish for, but teaching young Yusuf everything he needs to become the man he is destined to be.

He is currently salarin on a trilogy about the Crusades.

The real story is about a young Kurd named Yusuf ibn Ayub, who in time becomes known as Saladin, translated as “Eagle”. 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. Poetry was and still is Arab’s first love, and it is not a shame to know poetry by heart.

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.

While Saladin ruthlessly sets about uniting the whole of Arabia under his rule, the Kingdom of Jerusalem is torn apart by treachery and intrigue. Almost Wilbur Smith-esque in execution, Hight’s book is a wonderful piece of storytelling of Saladin’s early years. He finds himself besotted with 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.

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. The interplay between the two characters of totally different cultures and the interplay as they learn from each other is lovely and makes the book an easy read.


Books Jack Hight Holy War: I think I finished the book in two days before going back to read again in a more leisurely fashion. This is a very gripping historical novel about Saladin. He then faints a punch to the left and with his right staggers John with a crunching blow to the jaw. Jun 03, Patricia M Thompson rated it really liked it. This is the first of Jack Hight’s ‘Saladin’s Trilogy’ it’s rather a good read.

It is an engrossing read and the author has included notes that shed light on the historical records and sources he has used. What a shame as I was enoying the ‘who fathered whos children’ bits.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We also saoadin the fortunes of a Christian called John, who is bought by the boy, still then called Yusuf.

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Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. According to the book women were veil only in the street, otherwise expose themselves to anyone visiting their husband!!! Sep 17, Tim Bolitho-jones rated it it was amazing. What really is surprising is that ‘Saladin Trilogy’ isn’t more widely known about.

It was easy to read and get lost in the events as they unfolded. Praise for Holy War: Salah ad-Din, or Saladin as he is known to the Franks, was a Kurd, the son of a despised people, and yet he became Sultan of Egypt jackk Syria. Published March 1st by John Murray Publishers first published Trivia About Eagle Saladin, 1.