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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It is only a matter of time before he marches triloyy a panicked and demoralized citadel of Jerusalem. More books by Jack Hight. Though slavery was rampant in Europe back then but at least Europeans have saladn and moved on while the Arabs on the other hand still use slavery albeit under diff Wow, a real page turner and a treat for all Muslims.

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. The first one went fairly well, thanks for asking. Oct 11, John Salter rated it really liked it. I suppose i could give it more stars, but it was very very biased. EagleKingdom and Holy War. Maybe worth reading whilst chilling by the pool, I would not advice going out of your way to read.

He is currently working on a trilkgy 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”. Now once again I have misunderstood exactly what means. Highly recommended with no reservations. Nov 17, Clare rated it liked it Shelves: He befriends a Norman knight, taken into slavery and they became best of friends. Here is another historical epoch, based on a story of the Second Crusade and the rise to power of the legendary Muslim leader.

This is the first of Jack Hitht ‘Saladin’s Trilogy’ it’s rather a good read. Well researched into the period and loved the way he brought the characters to life.

Dec 07, Paul rated it it was ok. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here. If I’m honest Triloyg got this book because there were no new books around by writers who write books about the Roman period, so being interested sqladin 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.

There was a lot of poetic license taken in the making of the tri,ogy and the screen plot, however the character that intrigued me the most was the Saracen commander Saladin. I though the odd bit was going to be fictitious not that the odd bit was going to be fact. As secretary to first the King of Jerusalem and then Richard the Lion Hearted, John becomes embroiled in the conspiracies and treachery of the court of Jerusalem.

In the actual paragraph, which is around page’Yusuf’ was written 19 times. I look forward to the next in the series. I can’t wait jaco the third and final one in the series. To ask other readers questions about Eagleplease sign up. Fools and Mortals Bernard Cornwell.

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

I really enjoyed the fast pace, the battles and the overall story. The only downer about “Eagle” was the repetition of names when it came to Jack Hight writing scenes involving combat. He then faints a punch to the left and with his right staggers John with a hjght blow to the jaw. Jun 03, Patricia M Thompson rated it really liked it.

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Mountford rated it liked it. Eagle Saladin 1 by Jack Hight. Poetry was and still is Arab’s first love, and it is not a shame to know poetry by heart. I got a very clear image of a very ambitious, determined, steeped salasin Islam, virtuous, family man, and passionate young individual. Oct 25, S. It is an engrossing read and the author has included notes that shed light on the historical records and sources he has used.

Anyway, this is the story of the early years for one of the greatest historical figures to ever live, An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, known to us westerners simply as Saladin.

Well written and interesting. Of course some characters are fictional but the main events are not. Saladin is a terrific subject for a novel but this isn’t it. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted. It was like watching one of those old 80s cartoons where they are running away from the baddie, with the same background whizzing by. This is an interesting read, but when i was reading it, i kept getting the feeling that it was unrealistic.

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 a story that is not only fresh and interesting, but also informative and revealing.

Sep 17, Tim Bolitho-jones rated it it was amazing. The things the character’s do, how they react and what they say, it feels like it’s written to lead up to a point.

Yes, the characters may come out a bit thin and one-dimensional, and the prose certainly leaves much to be desired If you read it, let me know what you think.

As the story unfolds John protects Yusuf from his violent older brother Turan and falls in love with his sister, which has to be kept secret as John is not a Muslim. For me, it really helped bring the brothers characters to the fore. It was easy to read and get lost saladkn the events as they unfolded.