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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Languages Suomi Edit links. I liked the idea that these characters had special powers, like the Tue. 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.

I found this book, again, in Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sep 25, Karen rated it it was amazing.

For what is is young adult fantasy it’s pretty good. Goodsled rated it really liked it Jan 17, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Blade of the Poisoner by Douglas Arthur Hill

It left a major impression. In — he served as assistant editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock. Aug 08, Aaron rated it liked it. 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. This was my first contact with fantasy fiction apart from the fairy tales my grandmothers and aunt told me as a child. Read it in sixth grade. It’s a struggle between good and evil, but the good side as presented embodies no moral order higher than loyalty and magical talents.

He married fellow writer and U. Rachel rated it it was ok May 07, I loved this and other books by Douglas Hill since childhood. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

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He was born in Brandon, Manitoba, the son of a railroad engineer, and was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He falls in with three people of Talent: Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they thhe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Douglas Hill’s sci-fi fantasy stars Eric Allen.

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This blade has a special power, for whoever suffers a wound from the sword will die by the next full moon. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat 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.

Whilst still at school and having become a volunteer ‘pupil librarian’, one writer and tutor was tasked with encouraging her teenage male peers to borrow more books from the school library and take up reading as a recreational activity and recommending boade that would facilitate this from potential new stock; she found through peer reviews, questionnaires and a mini-poll that, ‘alongside the contemporary, competitive sports-based stories of authors such as Michael Hardcastle and the humorous stories of such as Dick King-Smith, the other pf the ‘big three’ for boys was Douglas Hill.

I have fond memories of this book from my teen years. I never read the sequal.

They were divorced in A young boy encounters the Poisoner while in the forest, is captured, and is cut by his sword. No trivia or quizzes yet. I remember liking it a lot. It was the first fantasy book I read on my own. Starting with Galactic Warlord the quartet the fifth book was a prequel anthology told the story poiskner 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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Douglas Hill – The Blade of the Poisoner

To ask other readers questions about Blade of the Poisonertne sign up. Poison is everywhere; tortures are frequently suggested, and not left entirely to the imagination; words like “”torment,”” “”demonic,”” “”evil,”” “”terrible,”” and “”threatening”” abound.

Refresh and try again. Douglas Arthur Hill 6 April — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer.

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

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They were divorced in I read this when I was a kid and loved it. Though not sensational, the story consists almost entirely of the contest against unmitigated evil, vividly described. His death occurred one day after he completed his last trilogy, Demon Stalkers.

So it has a special place in my heart, Blaee sure if I where to reread it I would not like it as much, like maybe a one or two star.

There was a problem adding your email address. I read teh book in 7th grade, I had found it in my jr. Retrieved from ” https: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.