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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I think I finished the book in two days before going back to read again in a more leisurely fashion.
Or at the very highht will encourage you to read his Higjt article. Sep 01, Vicky rated it it was ok. American male non-fiction trilkgy Harvard University alumni University of Chicago alumni Living people American historian stubs.
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. My favorite part was undoubtedly when Usama told a story in Nur ad-Din’s court about his affair with a frankish woman and what her husband said when he found them together.
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. 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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Somehow I won’t spoil the how John and Yusuf eventually become friends. 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. ssaladin
It has all the plot elements of a medieval historical novel aimed at western sensibilities, and it succeeds in most regards. John’s storyline at times seems to take over the novel even though we are supposed to be focusing on the young Yusuf and his coming of age as he learns to make his way in the world.
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 in the story. Hight grew up in DallasTexas. On one hand, it shows the cultured, tolerant side of the future leader, but the idea that he learnt to fight from a white Christian smacks of a patronising attitude – especially when you learn that the character salasin John is fictional anyway.
So it’s going to be interesting to see trklogy Jack’s future books go, as that crusade ended up being very one sided. Book One of the Saladin Trilogy. But trliogy dialogue, and the characterization were sometimes cringe worthy. Mar 13, Jolyon rated it really liked it. Imprint John Murray John Murray. Added by 1 of our members. That said, I feel the need to include the disclaimer that this feeling may have developed from the fact that I read the last or so pages in one day, as opposed to a few chapters a day, which may well have warped my interpretation.
There was no black-and-white character – maybe except for Reynald – and their motivations were clear throughout the novel. He befriends a Norman knight, taken into slavery and they became best of friends.
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To ask other readers questions about Eagleplease sign up. This biography of an American historian is a stub. 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 perspe I iack finished a back-to-back read of the first two books in Jack Hight’s Saladin series – Eagle and Kingdom, so this is very much a review of both. I would highly recommend higght 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.
Even so, that didn’t prepare me for just how much slipping trilogt 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. Books by Jack Hight. Preview — Eagle by Jack Hight.
What killed my interest is the dialogue. I also enjoyed Jack’s portrayal of the many battle scenes which I generally find difficult to uack. The supporting characters that Jack Hight introduces really gel well with the story as a whole handy that considering.
Reynald is a conniving bugger, who I think is brilliant in the context of the story. Wow, a real page turner and a treat for all Muslims.
I love historical epics and this was a well written story. Sep 25, Stuart rated it really liked it Shelves: Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here. Jun 18, L. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Other books in the series. According to the book women were veil only in the street, otherwise expose themselves to anyone visiting their husband!!! Learn how and when to remove these template messages.
Jan 04, Nora rated it did not like it Shelves: Feb 20, Sarah Lameche rated it liked it Shelves: A real treat to read this book. We get to see the contrast in cultures in aspects like medicine as well as similarities. 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.