I have just read Eagle, it was really magical. It brought the who period to life. I will read further about this time and when the area calms down go and travel to see the real places mentioned in your novel. I can't wait to real the whole trilogy.All the best with future works.
Dear Mr. Hight, I would like to give a huge compliment. I read "Eagle" and it's really history coming to real. It's a jewel for my library! Thanks of a new fan
I'm an italian reader and fan of your books; they are well written and historically accurate for me. I've just read the Italian version of your first book titled IL SIGNORE DELLE CROCIATE (Saladin as a young warrior and his friend, former slave, John). I appreciate it a lot. Do you think we can expect further Italian version of the continuation of Saladin story ? It's a trilogy , isn't it ? Thank you a lot for your attention and best regards from Roberto
Jack, I feel privileged to have been able to read not only Siege, but now to have completed all three books in the Saladin Trilogy. You have managed to craft an exceptional piece of reading, with sympathetic characters set in a brutal time. I was quite sad as I came to the final pages of Holy War, but in a few months times I shall return to Eagle and work my way through the fantastic story once more. If you ever come to the UK to do book signings please let me know! All the Best
I have finished EAGLE and hald way thru KINGDOM... just want to say I love the way you build up the characters in the story, and in the end explain the facts from fiction. I just wished woman were "easy-going" TODAY as you have portrayed them to be in the tales cheers
Dear Jack, I enjoyed your book Eagle very much. Your characters are really coming alive and it's very difficult to lay your book aside. Normally I find it hard to read a book because I always read it with authors/ editors eye's and that is why not many books really move me. Mostly I get bored after reading 10 pages. Yours however moved me from the start. Amazing. I even put my own manuscript, I am working on, aside. You are also very well reflecting my own opinion about differences in culture and religion. I am looking forward to read Kingdom.
I have just discovered you in my local library and really enjoying your books. Also thrilled to see you enjoyed "Breaker Morant" a timeless Aussie classic.
have read and loved all your books,beautifully written,the characters and history came to life for me. i found them all totally page turning and felt their loss when i'd finnished themi'm desperatly waiting for "holy war" to be released. thank you Jack.x
Great writing mr.Hight. I am looking forward to the last book in the series.
Alex, you are absolutely right! The Feast of the Liberation is on July 15... which is when this scene originally took place. In the editing process, scenes often get moved around. I moved this one, but neglected to substitute the Easter feast (19 April in that year) for the Feast of Liberation. Good catch!
Dear Mr Hight (just saying "Hi Jack" is just too informal for me). At the moment I'm engrossed in "Kingdom". In chapter 3 you have Tiv saying "In four days it will be the feast of liberation ...". Chapter 3 is situated in Jerusalem, starting in April 1164. But: the capture of Jerusalem in 1099 took place on July 15, not in April, unless you refer to some other "liberation". Please enlighten me ...
I started Kingdom 2 days ago and couldn't stop reading it, and I've just finished it. It's a gripping read and I can't wait for part 3. The historical note at the end (as with Eagle) was helpful in clarifying fact from fiction. Excellent work!
I've never been a fan of history, so grabbing a historical fiction book from my bookclub, I expected to fall asleep like I always did in history classes. But I thought I'd give it a go anyway. Well...I never put SIEGE down!!!! And now I'm so excited that there is a trilogy to read, albeit a part of history I've never heard of. Guess I'll learn something new. Mr Hight!! Thankyou!!! SIEGE was extremely exciting and am looking forward to more of your work.
Hi Jack! Wow pretty much just finished Saladin Trilogy Part 2: Kingdom! (Ok about three pages left but anyways): I really liked the second installment and eagerly look forward to the final part in the trilogy. However, I found part 2 of Kingdom much better than part 1: I found part 1 a bit boring, cheesy in some places and even predictable. I never really understood Agnes in the book and I found John's new profession in the book (won't spoil it) ... hard to get used to. I always thought of John as a brave and skilled warrior so was a bit suprised (more in a negative way though) when he chose his new profession. But, I really enjoyde the battles in the book and I think you did a brilliant job of developing Baldwin's kingly character, especially after King Amalric. I eagerly look forward to the last part of the trilogy. I wonder what you will be writing next?
Hi Jack, we writing about italian version of your novel! Il Signore delle Crociate http://www.thrillermagazine.it/notizie/13156/
Great web site...Plan to purchase Eagle today...
just finished the Siege.A great read wch i found very enjoyable. looking forward to more Jack Hight reads.
Hi Jack, Just have to say i read Eagle a coulpe of weeks ago and have ordered Kingdom, but in the maeantime have just read Siege while on holiday .I have to say all fantastic. I can't wait to read Kingdom , and as regards Siege I bet they come to you for the Film rights to make a blockbuster movie. In short i read a lot of Historical fiction and your books had me riveted to the page - a great read.
Greetings from the US.I just finished Kingdom..loved it!! Great character's,places and events and how creative to have woven true events into a great fictional story.I'm looking forward with some sadness,but great anticipation of the final book in the trilogy.
Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback. It certainly makes writing easier, knowing that my work has been enjoyed by so many people! I am finishing up book 3 (HOLY WAR) now, and will have it to my publisher in a few days. Hopefully, it will be out next spring.