141 entries.
Jack Hight Jack Hight wrote on May 12, 2012 at 6:01 pm
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.
Matteo Matteo wrote on April 24, 2012 at 11:07 am
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!
Hindu Hindu wrote on April 23, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Dear Sir, There was one greatest emperor born in india madhavrao peshwa the first his empire wa even more powerful than the british empire in india known as peshwa empire or maratha empire he was white and norn in high class hindu family he was kind,caring and just ruler and great person as well his importance is still not taken in world history and that is great tragedy his region was between 1761-1772 but within these 11 years he ruled his empire so justly,kindly etc that people in India still respects him he made hindusim in india greta religion he was respected by his enemies as well you should write about him he is one of the gretest emperor in the world you cans ay he was believer of aryan or hindu religion he wa kind,honest,brave etc he was served by many honest persons like ram shastri etc who was judge in his court peshwa empire is greatest empire in india even though it was hindu empire but all religions were respected in this empire almost all hindu rulers all over world have been secular you should write novel of this excellent ruler you can refer marathi language novel "swami" for it you will liek this ruler so much even more than any ruler you liked before that much is his greatness his region began when maratha army was defeted in panipat 1761 battle against aghan forces madhavrao was just 16 when he became peshwa of India and he was having none to guide him capital of peshwa empire is pune madahvrao first is dream ruler for all persons in world if people whould really study his career he was just,brave,kind,merciful, honest, smart etc some of his relatives were jeleous of him and he had to fight with them as well pewshwa empire was one of the greatest empire in india and if it had existed now india would have been more powerful,rich,secular country in world but in this peshwa empire ruler should be madhavrao the first
Daniel Layzell Daniel Layzell from United Kingdom wrote on April 20, 2012 at 12:04 am
Hi Jack, A few months ago, after reading some books by Angus Donald I asked him if he could recommend any books about the Crusades from the Muslim point of view. I read Siege last month and enjoyed it. I have just finished reading Eagle and thought it was absolutely brilliant!!! Once I was half way through I was struggling to put it down and couldn't wait to get stuck back into it! It has really made me consider some of the views that I have. It has also really broadened my knowledge not just of the Crusades but also of the history of Islam and Christianity. Thank you for writing it and I can't wait for your next book – which is on pre-order!! Regards, Daniel
David Mackenzie David Mackenzie wrote on April 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm
Jack Thank you so much for Eagle. As a Christian it has made me question not only my actions but also those of past saints. It is not an easy time but a necessary quest I believe. I look forward to your future missives.
ann feeney ann feeney from Ireland wrote on April 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm
hi Jack, just to say I really enjoyed eagle, I couldn't put the book down. and I am eagerly waiting for the publication of kingdom. while I am waiting I have started to read seige which i too am enjoying. regards, ann
Pavel Pavel wrote on March 22, 2012 at 6:14 pm
Dear Jack Haight! I am writing to you from Moscow in Russia last Unas out your wonderful novel, The Siege. I wish you further success and I hope we have in Russia will leave your other novels.
Wimse Wimse wrote on March 7, 2012 at 10:03 am
Jack… I must say, that you are my favourite author in the world. I love they way you write, seriously. And then I love, that you write about the crusades! thank you so much!
carolyn carolyn from us wrote on March 7, 2012 at 12:20 am
Is it possible that your books might be available through Amazon in the U.S. as well as through the U.K. Amazon? It would be more convenient for Kindle users. Thanks
duncan duncan from Llandeilo, Wales wrote on February 26, 2012 at 7:46 am
Jack, am so happy to hear the we only have to wait a few more months for kingdom. I enjoyed eagle and siege so much, that I lent it out (something I don't normally do) to a friend of mine that was ill with cancer. Sadly we lost her last month, but your novels made her pain so much more bearable! She did not stop talking about you novels. Thought I would mention it, as your work had an incredible effect on her during her last year. Best wishes from south Wales.
Marissa Marissa from New York wrote on February 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm
Mr. Hight, my boss has been trying to access your books via kindle, to no avail. As an avid reader of this genre of literature, he would greatly appreciate the ability to access the e-books. Thanks!
Jan Rynkiewicz Jan Rynkiewicz from United Kingdom wrote on February 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm
Mr Hight. Thank you for a very exciting book, The Eagle. I am a student/fan of the Crusades (reading – Runciman, Gibbon, Setton) and I am lookign forward to your second novel in this series. Once again, thank you.
Graham Pegg Graham Pegg from Isle of Wight, England wrote on February 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm
Hi Jack, Have just finished reading EAGLE. It has to be one of the best books I have read on the Crusades, and especially Saladin. I am a retired person who ought to be doing chores at home, but I found I couldn't put your book down, so am now having to catch up on them. Thank you for making reading such a pleasure, and I can't wait for the second book in the Trilogy to be released in July 2012. Once again Jack, thank you very much. Regards Graham Pegg
Philip Rowbotham. Philip Rowbotham. from United Kingdom. wrote on February 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm
Hi Jack, just read "Eagle"-great read, but just two minor corrections if I may be so bold!! 1)Page 96-"scythe", is 2 handled with large blade at right angles to handle, "sickle" is what John was using(Wikapedia has good pictures) 2) Celsus AD 200- described Cataract treatment as practiced by Romans. Oculists instruments have been found in many archaeological sites in the U K. Even possible that Chinese, Indians and Greeks could also do the same. Regards, Phil Rowbotham. PS: Looking forward to the next book.
jbr kitching jbr kitching from kent, retirerd wrote on February 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm
Just read your new book, the Eagle. One of the best books I have read, can not wait for, Kingdom
Jack Hight Jack Hight wrote on February 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm
Thanks to all of you for your kind words. I'm glad you have enjoyed reading EAGLE as much as I enjoyed writing it. I feel privileged each and every day to be able to write for a living. I have an official release date for KINGDOM: 19 July 2012. It's a bit of a wait, I know, but on the bright side, the wait for HOLY WAR, the final book in the trilogy, should be much shorter. I hope to have it out in March 2013. And finally, regarding Humphrey's ARMAGEDDON… I have not read the book, but from what I can tell, it seems to be focused very tightly on the siege itself. My book, SIEGE, begins in 1448 and the first half deals with the events leading up to the siege, so that might interest you. I suspect my book also deals with the Turkish side of the conflict more than Humphrey's. Naturally, I think you should read my book as well, but maybe after a wait. Reading two books about the fall of Constantinople in one year seems a bit much.
Bruce Smith Bruce Smith from Canada, and picked up 'Eagle' in Burmuda, 2011 wrote on February 3, 2012 at 4:18 am
1st of your books I have read was 'Eagle',looked at Siege but it's summary is almost identical to CC Humphries 'Armageddon'(which I have read)….your perspective would be appreciated as I look forward to 'Kingdom. Bruce Smith
Erwin Erwin from Singapore wrote on February 2, 2012 at 3:21 am
Just started reading Eagle … Sir, may I say that it is a privilege to read your work?
Anthony Batrouni Anthony Batrouni from From The land of the Cedars and Baalbeck wrote on January 24, 2012 at 12:17 am
I came across your book at Virgin Megastore in Beirut,Like usual i read few pages from Eagle's before then i bought it right away. I am fascinated by the history of the birthplace of civilization and i've read many historical books mainly about the Crusaders and the Romans,I live in the Byblos area of Lebanon and i pass by the crusader castles and churches every day, i can even feel their presence in the ruins your Book Eagle brought their history back alive, i loved it and read it within a week, i've checked yesterday at Barnes & Nobel for Kingdom to be told it is not out yet!!!waiting Excellent Work.
Mary-Ann Di-Cesare Mary-Ann Di-Cesare from Scottish/Irish Born in New Zealand wrote on January 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm
EAGLE The train rides to work have been so fast as I absorb myself in the time and space of the grtty story. Thank you for the words Jack and I look forward to future stories of our heritage. Mary-Ann