Jack Hight

Author of Historical Fiction

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Saladin has been defeated, and Baldwin rules once more, with the Saxon knight John of Tatewic at his side. Yet all is not well in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Baldwin is slowly dying, and rival factions divide the kingdom as they plot for the throne. Meanwhile, Saladin has gathered an army the likes of which the Holy Land has never seen. In June 1187, he marches on the Kingdom at the head of twenty four thousand men. He has sworn to take Jerusalem, or die trying. But even as the two armies march towards their climactic confrontation, a new threat is rising far away, across the sea. In England, the soon-to-be crowned Richard has taken up the cross. He is the greatest warrior of his age, an enemy unlike any Saladin has faced. And the Lionheart is coming…

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Praise for The Saladin Trilogy:

‘This exciting and interesting novel is the first installment of a planned trilogy following the life and fortunes of the great Salah ad-Din (Saladin) who became famous as a warrior and Sultan of Egypt and Syria… The most telling question is whether I will want to read the next part, and the truth is I most certainly will. It is an interesting look at a fascinating historical figure, and time and place are conveyed powerfully throughout.’–Ann Northfield, HNS

‘This is book two of the Saladin Trilogy. Saladin’s rise to power is well woven into the story, as well as the rivalry between the various factions in the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Well researched, the characters are all strong and believable, while the action sequences are exciting and believable. Although I had not read the first in the series, this did not detract from my enjoyment of this book. Fans of this genre will enjoy this excellent novel.’ – Mike Ashworth, HNS

‘There are times when you come across a book that piques your interest, especially when its subject is one you are very interested in learning about. You know there will be some artistic licence, but you want the story to as factual as it possibly can and also entertain you. Jack Hight has done all of that with a truly majestic account of the early life of Saladin, the Muslim leader who nearly united the whole of Outremer and nemesis of Richard the Lionheart.’ – Sir Read-A-Lot


Holy War

"Saladin battles Richard the Lionheart for control of the Holy Land in this, the final volume of the Saladin Trilogy."

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