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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There’s just enough to create atmosphere but not so much that it becomes tedious and interferes with the pace, plot an 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 hiyht one too all within the space of about a week or so.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Even so, that didn’t prepare me for just how much slipping into his work again, after suffering through a particularly mediocre historical fiction book immediately previous, filled me with the overall feeling of it fitting like a proverbial glove. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Eagle is the first book in saladdin trilogy by Jack Hight Eagle referring to the dagger that Yusuf carries and his banner.

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Eagle Saladin 1 by Jack Hight. I do hate it when I forgo writing updates on a book I’m reading, makes it all the harder to review them in the end. 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. Nov 03, Mina rated it it was amazing.

This biography of an American historian is a stub. Of course some characters are fictional but the main events are not. Too bad that the author did not do his research, the only reason to read the next book is the last sentence in this one – would like to know how John will manage to survive!!!!


Great narrative of the early life of Saladin and his rise to greatness. I was also aware that it is written by a historian and though contains many facts is also fictitious. I think a pill of realism is required at times but does not dettach itself from Interesting story that certainly wets your appetite to learn more about crusades and gives a sense of geographic awareness of the area. Refresh and try again. American male non-fiction writers Harvard University alumni University of Chicago alumni Living people American historian stubs.

Loved it, one of the best historical fiction novels I’ve read in ages. Jun 19, Vinay Badri rated it liked it.

What killed my interest is the dialogue. When I was reaching the end of the book and still hadn’t I actually though O. Jan 04, Nora rated it did not like it Shelves: Here is a example not word for word – “Yusuf lunged forward to catch John off-guard. Book One of the Saladin Trilogy. Baldwin III didn’t get the attention he deserves while Raynald of Chatillon is made a complete brute and grotesque. Also it took me until page to realise who Salahuddin was!

It is not a very good written book, but the real history behi Here is another historical epoch, based on a story of the Second Crusade and the rise to power of the legendary Muslim leader. By using this site, you agree to the Uight of Use and Privacy Policy. I’ve been 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.

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EagleKingdom and Holy War. Now all of this aside, I did enjoy the book and look forward to reading the next two.

I have parts 2 and 3 of the trilogy lined up on the Kindle. This article has multiple issues. 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.

Oct 25, S. 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. This was a weird book to read. The second book moves more into the world of politics and intrigue, and takes us to Egypt and into a world of internecine warfare.


Yusuf moved forward once again and ducked another telling blow. 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. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in this era, because he did justice to both the christian and the muslim side, and few authors managed to succeed with that. I’m no expert on the time, but I do have a grounding in the early crusades from schooling and private reading and, while the author makes a couple of small tweaks or takes a tiny liberty with direct fact for the sake of story which all such authors do and without which Historical Fiction would simply be non-fiction everything seems to fall perfectly into place with geography and timelines.

There was a lot of poetic license taken in the making of the film and the screen plot, however the character that intrigued me the most was the Saracen commander Saladin. But I really liked this twist because it is entirely possible; in fact, seems more believable than as if he had only heard about it. Well written and interesting.

Ayub, Yusuf’s father is a man of honour, but finds himself doing less than honourable deeds for the betterment of ridding the hold land of the crusaders. I think a pill of realism is required at times but does not dettach itself from a book with a richly described world and story to follow.

I expected much more from this book.

I really enjoyed Jack’s style of writing. That exact story – almost word-to-word – is from the actual Usama’s account, jak with a clever twist: I really enjoyed the fast pace, the battles and the overall story.

I’m guessing the books are going to jump over into the Third Crusade, which was slightly more successful. Book Two of the Saladin Trilogy.