Would love to learn more about this. Thanks for sharing it.
Just finished reading The Saladin Trilogy and thoroughly enjoyed it. I often feel that if children in school read your books they would enjoy history more than ever. Thanks once again for the pleasure.
I read 'a Warrior is born some time ago but can't seem to find the next two books in the Trilogy anywhere in Victoria or through a Canadian books store?
I've just finished reading 'Siege' and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm now looking forward to reading your other novels.
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Thanks for writing, Henry! I'm so glad you enjoyed SIEGE. I hope you enjoy The Saladin Trilogy just as much. Best, Jack
Thank you all for writing. The Saladin Trilogy was a great pleasure to write. I'm so glad that you have all enjoyed it. As for translations: the entire trilogy is being translated into Turkish, Dutch, and Italian. I'm not certain of the exact release dates, but the books should be coming soon. Cheers, Jack
Hello! I read the first volume of the Saladin Trilogy and i have to say..WOW!! I found it fantastic, probably in my top 5 book I've read. I really enjoyed how the historical accuracy mixed with a breathtaking plot. I lent the book to my father (who is a fan of this genre of book far more than I am) and he was enthusiastic about that. My only question is: are we going to see the italian translations of the other two volumes of the trylogy in the very next future? Hope to see your work in italian bookstore soon!
Hello. I read your book(eagle). I like it so I suggested it to my friends too. I want to read 2nd and 3rd books. But I cannot find their turkish translation. I also want to read your book about Costantinople siege. But I cannot find its turkish translation too. I am searching for like 5-6 months. Did someone translate them? Or are they being translated? I am waiting for you answer. Thanks I wrote my e mail address. Mail me please:)
I loved the trilogy, from the first chapter in book 1 till the last chapter of book 3, I enjoyed every page, I could not put down the book, please keep writing and I will definately keep reading your work. Thank you,
Thanks for the Saladin trilogy! I just finished the 3rd book yesterday and would definitely like to read more historical fiction of the same quality. If you keep writing I promise to keep reading
Hi Jack, Enjoyed your Saladin trilogy, interesting view from the Saracens perspective. As a historical fiction fan 'Kingdom of Heaven' is one of my favourite films. I notice in your favourites lists, none concerning the American Civil War? Any preferences there? Neil.
Loved"Eagle' but I am having a very difficult time finding your books in English in Canada.
Hello Jack, big fan of the Saladin trilogy. Question do you know when there is a dutch translation of Holy War on the market? Thanks
Jack, your work is amazing. From Siege to Holy War, your historical fiction books have never failed to grip me. I have now reached Part 2 of Holy War and I can't wait to find out how the 'Lionheart's' presence in the Holy Land will affect the tale. Jack, you are an inspiration to me as a young historian and enthusiast of history; you have fired up an interest now in the Crusades. Be assured, as soon as you publish your next book (and there will be many, many to come I am sure) I will be the first to buy! I am very curious to see what your next books will be! Your No.1 Fan, Matteo!
Just finished Holy War. All 3 books were strong and gripping. At no point did any book drag. Just the right balance of fighting and intrigue. Have recommended them to others and I am looking forward to future books that you write. With regards to questioning absolute accuracy, I am with the author on this. These books, and others of their type, are works of fiction. To make the books flow events have to occasionally be tweaked. The books serve to entertain and then by hooking readers in it then encourages people to learn more about what happened through factual sources. I have done this after reading many books of historical fiction.
Hi Jack reading your first book now enjoying it Salidin has always been my Hero in History love the way you show both sides of that area lookin gforward to reads the other two Thank you bats
Hello Jack. I used to read a lot of books, but was a bit in a reading dip lately. By accident I stumbled on part 2 of the Saladin trilogy in my local library. The cover of book raised my interest and some time later I got my hands on the first book. In just a few days I've read already half of the book, and I'm totally hooked. I'm so glad this is a trilogy and not just one book. My interest in Saladin was first raised by the film Kingdom of Heaven and am looking forward finding out more about this remarkable historic figure. Thanks a lot for being such an awesome writer!
Thanks to everybody who has taken the time to write in my guestbook. I had great fun writing the Saladin Trilogy. I'm so glad people are enjoying it! As for Siege... We know so little of what happened in the past Ugur. What we do know comes from a precious few documents, written by people who had far fewer sources of information than we had today. Yes, Mehmed earned the name Fatih by conquering Constantinople. My book does nothing to dispute that. But could a proud young man have paid a crowd to call him Fatih after his first victory? Why not? You actually skipped over a greater historical discrepancy -- one that I cover in my historical note. It was almost surely Mehmed's father who led the Ottoman forces at Kossovo, but I wanted to avoid a lot of backstory and introduce Mehmed and Longo quickly at the same time. So, yes, I made a change. It is historical fiction, after all.
I started to read the italian translation of Siege. What a mess. Any author who claims to be historian should stick at least with basic historical logic. Mehmet got the name Fatih after the conquest of Istanbul. How can the crowd call him Fatih 5 years in advance? Not going in the prejudice the book has, every single page ruins history in a way.
Hi Jack, I have just finished Holy War and as I did on the last two I read it in three days yet again. As with the last books I couldn't put them down. Absolutely brilliant. The Crusades and Templar Knights are subjects I find very interesting and have read many books on the subject. The Saladin Trilogy are by far the best and made three days and nights fly by as I read two whilst in Afghanistan. Many thanks. Jim
Hi Jack, just wanted to congratulate you on the Saladin trilogy. I am nearly finished Holy War and have really enjoyed the series. Thanks for many hours of great enjoyment. Great writing and thoroughly immersed in the time period. Regards Bruce