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.
Just finshed the 'Kingdom' Absolultely wonderful and can't wait for # 3. When can we expect it?
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.
Hi Jack, I have just finished Seige and wanted to say what a fantastic book it was. Thank you!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Thanks to everybody who wrote over the past couple of months. Sorry for the delayed response. I've been busy finishing up KINGDOM (due out in July!) and getting a start on HOLY WAR, the final book in the Saladin Trilogy. It's always a delight to hear back from readers who enjoy my work, and I'm incredibly pleased that EAGLE has helped reshape some of your thoughts on the Crusades and Islam. For me, too, writing the Saladin Trilogy has been a wonderful process of discovery. Thanks to Matteo and Hindu for your suggestions on my next series. I'm in the process of drawing up ideas now, so stay tuned for what's next.
Hi Jack Hight I have read Siege and Part 1 to Eagle and thoroughly enjoyed both books: you certainly bring history to life and there are characters in the stories whom I both love and admire, and who I hate and despise! My favourite was Siege as it was the first book I read from you and I loved how Constantinople really was under threat of total destruction to the Ottomans and it was up to the individuals on both sides to determine the coming events. In Siege my favourite character was John as displays courage and a loyalty I have never seen in any book. Whatever you are doing, keep doing it! You are my favourite author and I am desperate to read your next installment! Maybe after you have finished the Eagle Trilogy, maybe you should do an entire different angle: perhaps the Romans invading Gaul, or the Saxons against the Celts or maybe the Spanish Conquistadors battling in the New World. The thing I love about your books most is how you develop your characters that I can really relate to. As I live in the Middle East, in an Islamic world, I could relate to how John and Yusuf (Or should i say Saladin) felt when they were trying to get to Tell Bashir, or when they were battling out in the desert. You also give the two perspectives in all your stories and I really like that. A HUGE Thank you from You Number 1 Fan, Just continue what your doing!