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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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. 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 poisooner – it will always be special to me, and hold a reserved place on my bookshelf.

At book’s end, they are setting out on a greater quest, to rescue Cryl and challenge the Enemy–Mephtik and Flameroc’s evil master. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The series contained the tropes of ‘well-intentioned’ Science perverted by ego and over-confidence into evil, and the ‘good’ science being used as the servant not master bpade humanity.

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I loved this and other books by Douglas Hill since childhood. Brian Morrissey rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Ender rated it it was ok May 13, Mass Market Paperbackpages.

I found this book, again, in Aug 08, Mike Behlke rated it really liked it. He was born in Brandon, Manitobathe son of a railroad engineer, and was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Please bkade an email address. 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 kept as there was another title ready when they finished a previous ;oisoner.

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Adapted for radio by Wally K Daly. Retrieved from ” https: He is probably best known for The Last Legionary quartet of novels, supposedly produced as the result of a challenge by a publisher to Hill’s complaints about the lack of good science fiction for younger readers.

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I remember wanting to be a firebrand for the long time, after reading this. A sequel “The Leafless Forest” was published in ; however, the last part to the trilogy “The Limitless Bridge” was not released and remains unavailable. As the full moon draws nigh, he will feel the weight of death approaching I read this when I was a kid and loved it.

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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 and who is viewed as the only hope of thwarting a power-crazed sorcerer intent on achieving global tyranny through Apotheosis – becoming a god.

BLADE OF THE POISONER by Douglas Hill | Kirkus Reviews

I know I liked it then, so I scored it 3 stars. Archived from the original on 29 September In — he served as assistant editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hill also explored these ideas in writing fantasy as well as science-fiction series, first in Poisoner and then Demon Stalkers. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Starting with Galactic Warlord the quartet the fifth book was a prequel anthology told the story of Keill Randor, last survivor of a murdered world, seeking revenge for the genocide, aided by a secretive group of advisers known as The Overseers and a winged, telepathic alien named Glr.

Blade of the Poisoner

He married fellow writer and U. He was born in Brandon, Manitoba, the son of a railroad engineer, and was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. But for a kid pooisoner great stuff I I can find a copy I will get it for my son. I never read the sequal. Hill and his wife had one child, a son.

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His death occurred one day after he completed his last trilogy, Demon Stalkers. Be the first to ask a question about Blade of the Poisoner. Both The Huntsman and Colsec trilogies continued the tropes and themes of youth alienation caused by being disenfranchised, not lumping all aliens [foreigners] together, mismanagement of natural resources by the industrial military complexand how disparate individuals can work together and find common ground for the greater good.

Jul 04, Charlton rated it really liked it.