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A real five-star read,
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This review is from: Holy War: Book Three of the Saladin Trilogy (Hardcover)
This volume is a splendid climax to the exciting and readable three-novel series covering the life of Saladin. The writing is detailed but entertaining, and carries the reader along.
The first section covers events up to the surrender of Jerusalem by Balian in 1187; readers may well find, as I did, images from the film 'Kingdom of Heaven' intruding into their thoughts as the same events unfold. In the second part, Richard the Lionheart makes his entrance. Both the political and family twists and turns, as well as the battle scenes, are very well done - I didn't skip anything, which is pretty unusual for me on a first reading. Congratulations to Mr Hight for a top-notch read.