Douglas Arthur Hill (6 April – 21 June ) was a Canadian science fiction author, editor . Poisoner [edit]. Blade of the Poisoner (), ISBN -X; Master of Fiends (), ISBN Blade of the Poisoner (Poisoner, book 1) by Douglas Hill – book cover, description, publication history. Dramatisation of the fantasy novel.

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Douglas Arthur Hill 6 April — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer. Michele rated it liked it Feb 10, Published November 1st by Starfire first published January 1st From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

While some might not consider this book as engrossing as I – it is your typical fantasy in basic sto A young boy encounters the Poisoner while in the forest, is captured, and is cut by his sword. A lifetime leftist, he served from to as the Literary Editor of the socialist weekly Tribune [1] bllade position once held by George Orwellwhere he regularly reviewed science fiction despite the continued refusal of the literary world to take it seriously.

I have fond memories of this book from my teen years. They liked the fast pace, the paring away of extraneous words and the compact length of the books, as well as that although each novel was a complete story, it existed within a ‘universe’ that enabled them to not have to learn a whole set of new characters each time.

Brian Morrissey rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Sole survivor of the destruction of his woodland village by the regional lord, Mephtik the PoisonerJarral 12 is caught, marked with the dread weapon, and told he will die in agony a month hence at the pkisoner of the full moon.

It’s a struggle between good and evil, but the good side as presented embodies no moral order higher than loyalty and magical talents. Douglas Arthur Poisober 6 April — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer. The series also had the trope that elderly people are not irrelevant and worthless, but the smartest, wisest people around and the ones who really know what is going on.

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Blade of the Poisoner

About Douglas O Hill. They were divorced in Aug 07, Melissa rated it liked it Shelves: In the early s he decided to develop a fantasy trilogy for adult readers; published in The Lightless Dome has the main protagonist of Jared ‘Red’ Cordell, who finds himself transported from contemporary s Earth to a planet where sorcery and Mediaeval style knights and kingdoms exist – he finds that he is apparently descended from or possibly the genetic Doppelganger of a legendary warrior, Red Corodel, who mysteriously disappeared centuries before blsde who is viewed as the only hope of thwarting a power-crazed sorcerer intent on achieving global tyranny through Apotheosis – becoming a god.

Lists with This Book. Return to Book Page. Rachel rated it it was ok May 07, Carlos Uribe rated it liked it Mar 22, Before starting to write fiction inhe wrote many books on history, science and folklore.

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A sequel “The Leafless Forest” was published in ; however, the last part to the trilogy “The Limitless Bridge” was not released and remains unavailable.

In — he served as Assistant Editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock.

For the professor of horn, see Douglas Hill musician. While some might not consider this book as engrossing as I – it is your typical fantasy in basic storyline and characters, not to mention a very quick read – it will always be special to me, and hold a reserved place on my bookshelf. They were divorced in What’s the Name o His books were popular in schools as their straightforward action and sci-fi or sword-and-sorcery themes appealed to impatient or inattentive readers, particularly boys, who were increasingly difficult to engage in ‘reading for pleasure and leisure’ and above all they were relatively short-length books without a great deal of background waffle.

Feb 28, Andrew Obrigewitsch rated it really liked it Shelves: He married fellow writer and U. First broadcast in on BBC Radio 5. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat Nov 13, Search rated it really liked it Shelves: Mass Market Paperbackpages.

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BBC Radio 4 Extra – Douglas Hill – The Blade of the Poisoner

This book is probably kind of crappy, but I sure loved it when I was a kid and it’s taken me years to work enough google magic to find the title and author again. Hill also explored these ideas in blave fantasy as well as science-fiction series, first in Poisoner and then Demon Stalkers. Feb 22, Sara added it.

Tbe week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Supported from a distance by Cryl–a wizard who possesses the true magic–they journey to Mephtik’s city and engage in a mighty battle in which Mephtik, a mighty demon Flamerocand the sword are all destroyed, thus saving Jarral who proves to have the most important talent of all in the nick of time.

Adapted for radio by Wally Thw Daly.

Another advantage to sustain the increased reading interest of boys was that Hill produced his novels fairly quickly—he had five books published between andwhich meant the engaged interest of young readers was loisoner as there was another title ready ppisoner they finished a previous one. Though not sensational, the story consists almost entirely of the contest against unmitigated evil, vividly described. Again the series examines the concept of an individual’s ideals of personal integrity and community responsibility and at what point does altruism become destructive rather than constructive, and also the issues of spin and media manipulation as initially, he enjoys being in his own ‘Conan the Barbarian’ movie and plays on the perks of being mistaken for Red Corodel returned to save the day.

Can’t remember poksoner plot and haven’t read it recently, so the points are just for mere nostalgia.