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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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 and Syria. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The aspect I most enjoyed about this book and the second in the series was finding out more about the Crusades from the less common Islamic, Arab, Saladin perspective rather than the Hiht one which most authors who cover this period focus on.

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

That trilogu alone could have driven me through the series. 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. 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 This was a weird book to read.

However, this must be read as a work of fiction, and not a reliable source of information about the character. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. In JuneSaladin marches into the Kingdom with an army of over 24, and in reprisal imposes a crushing defeat on the Crusader forces at the Trilogh of Hattin.

There are a few books out there regarding Salahuddin but this one seemed like a good start. Salacin, the book turned out to be a bid disappointment. Close cookie policy overlay. This was a weird book to read.


Interesting story that certainly wets your appetite to learn more about crusades and gives a sense of geographic awareness of the area. The real story is about a young Kurd named Yusuf ibn Ayub, who in time becomes known tirlogy Saladin, translated as “Eagle”.

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. Ajck auteur beschrijft goed de sfeer, gebruiken en historie van die tijd.

Preview — Eagle by Jack Hight. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Trivia About Eagle Saladin, 1.

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. But Saladin’s longtime ally, the Saxon knight John of Tatewic, is determined to negotiate a peaceful fate for Jerusalem It is not a very good written book, but the real history behind it is fascinating, Saladin was a remarkable hero and I plan to read the next 2 books as well.

Eagle (Saladin Trilogy, book 1) by Jack Hight

The interplay between the characters is still there when it can be, but by necessity the series has grown and moved on in the hught book and there is more of a focus on triloyg activities of the two friends Yusuf and John as individuals than there was in the first book.

For me, it really helped bring the brothers characters to the fore. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Sep 17, Tim Bolitho-jones rated it it was amazing.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Book One of the Saladin Trilogy. 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 jakc a Muslim. I found this book interesting as Western portrayals of the Crusades usually inevitably focus on the Christian side of things and only give you glimpses of Saladin.


It has to be mentioned also that the book is told from an intriguing viewpoint, at least to this reader, seeing the Crusades hignt the angle rarely covered in most historical fiction set sa,adin the era, namely from the side of the Saracens or Muslims. I was aware before reading that it’s a trilogy, this being the first book. K which of the three books will he actually be in! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you read it, let me know what you think.

This website uses cookies. Loved it, one of the best historical fiction tfilogy I’ve read in ages. I absolutely loved his character as portrayed by the author. When it comes to historical fiction there’s just something so right about a Jack Hight novel. I was absolutely blown away by the story that unfolded. I sakadin that the author could not kill him as he become the founder of the Ayoubian kingdom in Yemen, tdilogy why the ridiculous unfounded events in the beginning?

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.

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The book starts with John fighting for the Christians against the Saracens as a young man. He is currently working on a trilogy about the Crusades.

He is bought by Yusuf, a slight, bookish boy, for the price of a pair of sandals. This book tells the story of the friendship between jakc western crusader and the young Saladin. What really is surprising is that ‘Saladin Trilogy’ isn’t more widely known about.

John deflected the incoming blow trillogy pushed Yusuf away. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jun 18, L. Find a book you’ll love, get our newsletter name email.

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