141 entries.
Jack Hight Jack Hight wrote on November 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm
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!
Alex Alex from the Netherlands wrote on November 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm
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 …
Sami Sami from Pakistani wrote on October 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm
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!
Cat Parish Cat Parish from South Africa wrote on October 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm
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.
Matteo Matteo wrote on October 12, 2012 at 7:26 am
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?
Thriller Magazine Italy Thriller Magazine Italy from Italy wrote on October 9, 2012 at 6:10 pm
Hi Jack, we writing about italian version of your novel! Il Signore delle Crociate
Ken Damschen Ken Damschen from USA wrote on September 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Great web site…Plan to purchase Eagle today…
andrew hedgley andrew hedgley from exeter south west England wrote on August 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm
just finished the Siege.A great read wch i found very enjoyable. looking forward to more Jack Hight reads.
Graeme Bell Graeme Bell from UK wrote on August 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm
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.
David Esterkes David Esterkes from USA wrote on August 13, 2012 at 10:10 pm
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.
Jack Hight Jack Hight wrote on August 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm
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.
Rolf D. Kranepuhl Rolf D. Kranepuhl from France/Germany wrote on August 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm
Just finshed the 'Kingdom' Absolultely wonderful and can't wait for # 3. When can we expect it?
Azrin Azrin from Malaysia wrote on August 9, 2012 at 2:47 am
Hello Mr. Hight, I have read your book name Eagle. To be frank, this is the book that satisfied me for the first time. The story line and characters is great. Now, I'm about to purchase your latest book name Kingdom. Couldn't wait to read it! Regards.
Rob Cook Rob Cook from United Kindom wrote on August 7, 2012 at 11:13 pm
Hi Jack, I have just finished Seige and wanted to say what a fantastic book it was. Thank you!
James Corbett James Corbett from Britain wrote on August 7, 2012 at 7:45 pm
Jack, Just wanted to write and congratulate you a masterpiece of a book. I felt deeply honoured to read your story having gone through a difficult change in my life and reading 'Kingdom' enabled me to forget about reality for a moment and get absorbed in such a fine read. You're an exceptionally talented writer and I personally congratulate you on the ability you have to construct an amazing book. I really look forward to the final chapter of the Saladin trilogy. All the Best. James
Trevor Matthews Trevor Matthews wrote on August 3, 2012 at 9:55 am
Hi, just wanted to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading both "SIEGE and "EAGLE" and am looking forward immensely to the release of "KINGDOM". Your ability to convey the intensity of the situations that Yusuf and John find themselves in is excellent. It is a fascinating period of history and one that I am sure, we could learn valuable lessons from, in todays uncertain climate.
Andrew Andrew from Malta wrote on July 26, 2012 at 1:34 pm
I m enjoying reading EAGLE very much and am especially amused with what your characters have to say in Arabic as many of their words sound like my language Maltese. Looking forward for the next book.
David McMahon David McMahon from United Kingdom wrote on July 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm
Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed reading SIEGE & EAGLE and looking forward to KINGDON. Have been interested in Saladin since watching Ridley Scott's KINGDON OF HEAVEN. I like the balanced view both you guys have of this fascinating period of history. Keep up the good work.
Jaana Jaana from Finland wrote on June 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm
Hi Jack, Thank you for your "Eagle" – great book which taught me a lot about Islam and history of Middle East. Couldn't put that book down, so had to read it ina day! As a Finn, I really must recommend you a book called "Sinuhe the Egyptian" written by Mika Waltari.
Eric Coates Eric Coates from Liverpool Uk wrote on June 21, 2012 at 9:11 pm
Thanks for bringing the crusades to life and giving a balanced view of the intrigues that made up this important part of our past.I have just come across you books and they have helped me get through a boring time being laid up with a bad back ,they have kept me going and educated me at the same time. Thanks Eric