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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Michele rated it liked it Feb 10, Refresh and try again. This blade has a special power, for whoever suffers a wound from the sword will die by the next full moon. This is the book that not only introduced me to the genre of fantasy, but also helped me to discover the world of angst. Archer, who is a giant woman of marvelous aim; Scythe, who appears blind but actually “”sees”” with supernatural accuracy; and Mandra, who can make forms seem to change.

Languages Suomi Edit links. An avid science fiction reader from an early age, he studied English at the University of Saskatchewan where he earned an Honours B. I remember wanting to be a firebrand for the long time, after reading this. Douglas Arthur Hill 6 April — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer.

Matt rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Aug 08, Aaron rated it liked it. To ask other readers questions about Blade of the Poisonerplease sign up.

Hill and his wife had one child, a son. Lists with This Book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

In — he served as Assistant Editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock. I know I liked it then, so I scored it 3 stars. 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.


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 one. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. As the full moon draws nigh, he will feel the weight of death approaching I read this book in 7th grade, I had found it in my jr.

He married fellow writer and U. I think, if I could find the sequel even now at one of my local book stores I’d get it and read it in an instant.

This was my first contact with fantasy fiction apart from the fo tales my grandmothers and aunt told me hhe a child. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Before starting to write fiction inhe wrote many books on history, science and folklore. Nlade its out of print! I was absolutely enamored by the book and tried for a long time to get my hands on the sequel but somehow could never rhe it.

Hill also explored these ideas in writing fantasy as well as science-fiction series, first in Poisoner and then Demon Stalkers.

Want to Read saving…. But blwde a kid it’s great stuff I I can find a copy I will get it for my son.

Blade of the Poisoner (Poisoner, book 1) by Douglas Hill

I remember liking it a lot. Views Read Edit View history. Sep 25, Karen poisonrr it it was amazing. Supported from a distance by Cryl–a wizard who possesses the true magic–they journey to Mephtik’s city and engage in a od 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.


Retrieved from ” https: Be the first to ask a question about Blade of the Poisoner. A young boy encounters the Poisoner while in the forest, is captured, and is cut by his sword.

Please provide an email address. Douglas Hill’s sci-fi fantasy stars Eric Allen. Feb 13, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

Archived from the original poisober 29 September Before starting to write fiction inhe wrote many books on history, science and folklore. He was born in Brandon, Manitobathe son of a railroad engineer, and was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

I re-read it then, when I was 23 and found it to be a short and easy read, obviously, since it is gears toward a younger audience. May 21, Bill Hice rated it really liked it.


He lived in Wood Green, London, and died in London after being struck by a bus at a zebra crossing. 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.

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Sole survivor of the destruction of his woodland village by the regional lord, Bladee the PoisonerJarral 12 is caught, marked with the dread weapon, and told he will die in agony a month hence at the rising of the full moon. Be the first to discover new talent! I liked the idea that these characters had special powers, like the X-men.