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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Yusaf in particular becomes an amazing tactician and warrior before reaching the age of 18, besting warriors who have years and years of experience.

Eagle (Saladin, #1) by Jack Hight

Too many coincidences, too many implausible last-minute rescues give it a pulp story without pulp adventure.

He then faints a punch to the left and with his right staggers John with a crunching blow to the jaw. He battled, and in the end tamed King Richard of England, who was called the Lionhearted and well deserved his savage name.

Book One of the Saladin Trilogy: Dec 16, Hamid Harasani rated it liked it Shelves: Published March 1st by John Murray Publishers first published Well researched into the period and loved the way he brought the characters to life.

Open Preview See a Problem? Jun 03, Patricia M Thompson rated it really liked it. 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. Now here is my problem, I have not a clue which bits of this book are real. These women had lots of talks about being property for men and wanted to fight for there freedom by being unfaithful to their husbands.


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I chose several to read including this one. The first one went fairly well, thanks for asking. In time, they end up on opposite sides of the conflict. Do you really believe that an ambitious person like Yousef will risk his career by sleeping with the King’s wife???

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.

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Highly recommended with no reservations. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Highht link tool for suggestions. Added by 1 of our members. I think I finished the book in two days before saladim back to read again in a more leisurely fashion. It was like watching one of those old 80s cartoons where they are running away from the baddie, with the same background whizzing by. I really enjoyed Jack’s style of writing.

Timid Yusuf will grow up to become the warrior Saladin, nicknamed ‘the Eagle’; John will first teach his young master the art of war, before returning west to serve first the King of Jerusalem and then King Richard trology. Loved it, one of the best historical fiction novels I’ve read in ages.

I didn’t quite realise that the second major character in the book was going to be a complete work of fiction.

I understand that the author could not kill him as he become the founder of the Ayoubian kingdom in Yemen, but why the ridiculous unfounded events in the beginning?


Welcome to the Second Crusade. Book One of the Saladin Trilogy Author s: K which of the three books will he actually be in! Dec 07, Paul rated it it was ok. Well written and interesting. Books Jack Hight Holy War: This is, of course, wholly appropriate for the plot arc, as is the warfare that is becoming more and more prevalent and central as the story progresses. I love historical epics and this was a well written story.

We follow their story from their puberty until they are in there mid twenties. EagleKingdom and Holy War. The Unfinished Novel and Other stories. Or if anyone can suggest a really good book about salahuddin then even better! 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.

Yusuf now to the side of John, moved his right fist to connect with John’s kidney.

What brought this book a star down in my view was how the way it portrayed Saladin in some parts as immoral. 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 sladin as it was finished I went out and bought the second in the series and read that one too all within the space of about a week or so.