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 second book moves more into the world of politics and intrigue, and takes us to Egypt and into a world of internecine warfare. While there is an invented character for sympathy more than anything and to present potentially a balanced view, the book reverses the standard trope by actually having Muslims sa,adin the more cultured race as compared to the Christians.

I didn’t quite realise that the second major character in the book was going to be a complete salacin of fiction. I mentioned in one of my status updates that not a lot was happening in the first hundred pages, this is true. Eagle Large Print Edition Author s: Saladin is the wisest, the bravest, the most just and the best despite horrible customs described and meanwhile crusaders are weak, stupid and barbarians.

There was no black-and-white character – maybe except for Reynald – and their motivations were clear throughout the novel. For me, it really helped bring the brothers characters to the fore. More books by Higgt Hight. Now call me blonde i’m not but I kept waiting for him to appear. Published March 1st by John Murray Publishers first published I was aware before reading that it’s a trilogy, this being the first book.

The real story is about a young Kurd named Yusuf ibn Ayub, who in time becomes trilogg as Saladin, translated as “Eagle”.

Eagle (Saladin Trilogy, book 1) by Jack Hight

The Unfinished Novel and Other stories. But most of all Saladin had a natural propensity for justice. To ask other readers questions about Eagleplease sign up.


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. The book starts with John fight If I’m honest I got this book because there were no new books around by writers who write books about the Roman period, so being interested in 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.

I’m guessing the books are going to jump over into the Third Crusade, which was slightly more successful. 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 salasin.

Feb 20, Sarah Lameche rated it liked it Shelves: Cannot wait for the next book. The story follows the youth and growth of the young Yusuf, from his childhood when he is considered weak and unworthy through to becoming the legendar character that is Salah Ad Din, scourge of the crusaders.

For God sake this was the 12th century, how triloyg freedom did women in Europe had?? That jqck story – almost word-to-word – is from the actual Usama’s account, but with a clever twist: 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.

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It is only a matter of time before he marches on a panicked and demoralized citadel of Jerusalem. Highly recommended with no reservations. He is an alumnus of Harvard University and has a doctorate in history from the University of Chicago.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is an interesting read, but when i was reading it, i kept getting the feeling that it was unrealistic. Dec 16, Hamid Harasani rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

The battle scenes are uninspired and worst of all the story relies very heavily on Allah ex machina. Yusuf now to the side of John, moved his right fist to connect with John’s kidney. Yusuf buys John as a slave and a bond slowly begins to form between the two, granting John more freedom and hope than a man in his position should ever wish for, but teaching young Yusuf everything he needs to become the man he is destined to be.

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Thoroughly enjoyed the slavery episode and all its very realistic details. 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 trilofy for. Hardcoverpages. During the failed siege of Damascus and the subsequent rout by the Saracens he is injured and captured and then subsequently sold into slavery, where he finds himself at the home of Yusuf and his family, where their relationship slowly develops.

The story follows a general arc of personal growth, mirrored in the growth of Saracen power in the Middle East. Or at the very least will encourage you xaladin read his Wikipedia article. 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.