Eagle (The Saladin Trilogy)

Eagle (The Saladin Trilogy)

Jack Hight


Salah ad-Din, or Saladin as he's recognized to the Franks, used to be a Kurd, the son of despised humans, and but he turned Sultan of Egypt and Syria. He united the peoples of Allah, recaptured Jerusalem, and drove the Crusaders to the very fringe of the ocean. He battled, and in any case tamed King Richard the Lionheart, who good deserved his savage identify. He was once a good guy, the best guy that I ever knew, but if I first met him, he used to be just a thin baby ...The Chronicle of Yahya al-Dimashq yet along the legend of Saladin there's one other tale. whilst the Crusader military is routed underneath the partitions of Damascus in 1148, a tender Saxon named John is captured and enslaved. he's obtained via Yusuf, a mild, bookish boy, for the cost of a couple of sandals. And so starts the tale of 2 enemies introduced jointly via destiny and of a friendship that may switch the face of the Holy Land. Timid Yusuf will develop as much as develop into the warrior Saladin, nicknamed 'the Eagle'; John will first train his younger grasp the artwork of battle, sooner than returning west to serve first the King of Jerusalem after which King Richard himself. From staggering set-piece battles to the political manoeuvrings of the corrupt Crusader court docket, from the brutality of unmarried strive against to the sophistication of Islamic existence, this can be the 1st in a outstanding trilogy that may chart the tale of the best chief the center East has ever identified.

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