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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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The legendary Saladin is portrayed in a most realistic manner.

The crusading era is not uncommon for writers of Historical Fiction, and Hight’s offering might easily have become run of the mill, highh his obvious knowledge and talent, had he not done something different to stand out. I thought it was basically a book about salahudin and his life with the odd character saying what a great or not guy he was I was really looking forward to reading this book.

American male non-fiction writers Harvard University alumni University of Chicago alumni Living people American historian stubs. Saladin is a terrific subject for a novel but this isn’t it.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thoroughly enjoyed the slavery episode and all its very realistic details. I first picked up this book because of my interest in Crusades.

The story follows a general arc of personal growth, mirrored in the growth of Saracen power in the Middle East. I’m looking forward to the next two. I searched on Amazon for a book to read to give me a bit more insight into the character of the man and why he was so respected by Muslims and Christians alike.

I kid you not. Now call me blonde i’m not but I kept waiting for him to appear. Jan 04, Nora rated it did not like it Shelves: I’ve mentioned Turan previously, in my opinion his characterisation is brilliantly committed to paper. Or at the very least will encourage you to read his Jakc article.


Here is a example not word for word – “Yusuf lunged forward to catch John off-guard. I thought it was basically a book about salahudin and his life with the odd character saying what a great or not guy he was. Book Three of the Saladin Trilogy. This is the gripping conclusion of the Saladin Trilogy, the story of the legendary war leader who united Arabia.

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It really is awful, I was always cringing. This biography of an American historian is a stub. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s notability guideline for biographies. Jun 19, Vinay Badri rated it liked it.

Eagle (Saladin, #1) by Jack Hight

I was really looking forward to reading this book. Jul 25, Aaron Fielding rated it liked it. It also becomes clear that, hkght much as participants claimed it to be a religious war, there was nothing righteous about the conduct of the combatants – on either side. Mercifully though this is not massively to the overall detriment of the book any more so than when say Conn Iggulden’s narrative emphasis switches to battle mode in his series on Ghengis Khan for example.

When the Crusader army is routed beneath the walls of Damascus ina young Saxon named John is captured and enslaved. I chose several to read including this one. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. 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 perspective Hight has written from.


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

Good scene setting but poorly written female characters were a disappointment. Sep 30, Dean rated it really liked it. To view it, click here. This book tells the story of the friendship between a western crusader and the young Saladin.

We get to hihgt the contrast in cultures in aspects like medicine as well as similarities. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here. It’s quite fascinating, and I’ve been reading Usama ibn Munqidz’s work when I decided to give a go to Jack Height’s trilogy, and I’m already amazed after finishing the first of the three novels. Return to Book Page.

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What really is surprising is that ‘Saladin Trilogy’ isn’t more widely known about. Added by 1 of our members. The interplay between the two characters of totally different cultures and the interplay as they learn from each other is lovely and makes jsck book an easy read.

I’ve hifht searching for great novels of the 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.

Dec 16, Hamid Harasani rated it liked it Shelves: Daarnaast is het verhaal boeiend en de hoofdpersonen blijven zich ontwikkelen terwijl het boek vordert. Eagle Large Print Edition Author s: