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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Sep 25, Karen rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Blade of the Poisonerplease sign up. Read it in sixth grade. Austin Dixon rated it liked it Apr 30, Jan 05, Noor Jahangir rated it liked it.

Goodsled rated it really liked it Jan 17, Matt rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Please provide an email address. In — he served as Assistant Editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock.

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He falls in with three people of Talent: As the full moon draws nigh, he will feel the weight of death approaching Probably not as good now. I was absolutely enamored by the book and tried for a long time to get my hands on the sequel but somehow could never find poisonwr. 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.

Thanks for telling bldae about the problem. In the dungeons-and-dragons tradition, a competently written adventure with nonstop action and little to say beyond its primary level. They were divorced in Another advantage to sustain the increased reading interest of boys was that Hill produced his novels fairly quickly—he had five poiwoner published between andwhich meant the engaged interest of young readers was kept as there was another title poieoner when they finished a previous one.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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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Liz rated it it was amazing Jul 19, 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.

As Jarral says at the end, “”We’re just riding along, going nowhere, waiting for something horrible to happen! 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.

He was born in Brandon, Manitoba, the son of a railroad engineer, and was raised in Prince Poiosner, Saskatchewan.

To view it, click here. Trivia About Blade of the Pois Retrieved from ” https: I have fond memories of this book from my teen years.

Aug 07, Melissa rated it liked it Shelves: Kids with cool powers and evil monsters for them to overcome. 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 og will die in agony a month hence at the rising of the full moon.

He blxde in Wood Green, London, and died in London after being struck by a bus at a zebra crossing. I never read the sequal. Hill also explored these ideas in writing fantasy as well as science-fiction series, first in Poisoner and then Demon Stalkers. The series contained the tropes of ‘well-intentioned’ Science blaade by ego and over-confidence into evil, and tthe ‘good’ science being used as the servant not master of humanity.

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

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. Each 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.


I know I liked it then, so I scored it 3 stars. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat 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 books 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 of the ‘big three’ for boys was Douglas Hill.

Douglas Hill – The 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Blare account. Hill and his wife had one child, a son.

For what is is young adult fantasy it’s pretty good. From what i can remember 16 years ago this was great. This was one of the first fantasy novels i read. Can’t remember the plot and haven’t read it recently, so the points are just for mere nostalgia. He lived in Wood GreenLondon, and died in London after being struck by a bus at a zebra crossing. Nov 13, Search rated it really liked it Shelves: Twelve-year-old Jarral and three friends with strong psychic Talents fight the evil of Prince Mephtik the Poisoner, who serves the Demon-Driver.