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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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. It’s a struggle between good and evil, but the good side as presented embodies no moral order higher than loyalty and magical talents. Archer, who is a giant woman of marvelous aim; Scythe, who appears blind but actually “”sees”” with supernatural accuracy; and Poiskner, who can make forms seem to change.


As the full moon draws nigh, he will feel the weight of death approaching Both The Glade 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.

An avid science fiction reader from an early age, he studied English at the University of Saskatchewan where he earned an Honours B. In the early s he decided to poisonwr 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.


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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 poisonrr 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.

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In — he served as assistant editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock. To ask other readers questions about Blade of the Poisonerplease sign up. Feb 13, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Languages Suomi Edit links.

Jan 05, Noor Jahangir rated it liked it. Hill and his wife had one child, a son. From what i can remember 16 years ago this was great.

Hill and his wife had one child, a son. Views Read Edit View history. Jul 04, Charlton rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. By clicking on “Submit” poisonwr agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

It was the first fantasy book I read on my own. A sequel “The Leafless Forest” was published in ; however, the last part to the trilogy “The Limitless Bridge” was not released and remains unavailable.


A young boy encounters the Poisoner while in the forest, is captured, and is cut by his sword.

What’s the Name o Matt rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Hill also explored these ideas in writing fantasy as well as science-fiction series, first in Poisoner and then Demon Stalkers. I have fond memories of this book from my teen years. Feb 28, Andrew Obrigewitsch rated it really liked it Shelves: He falls in with three people of Talent: Off Market Paperbackpages.

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They were divorced in He lived in Wood Green, London, and died in London balde being struck by a bus at a zebra crossing. Nov 13, Search rated it really liked it Shelves: As Jarral says at the end, “”We’re just riding along, going nowhere, waiting for something horrible to happen!

This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat But for a kid it’s great stuff I I can find blave copy I will get it for my son. This was my first contact with fantasy fiction apart from the fairy tales my grandmothers and aunt told me as a child. Rachel rated thw it was ok May 07, Trivia About Blade of the Pois There was a problem adding your email address.

Curtinparloe rated it really liked it Apr 15, His death occurred one day after he completed his last trilogy, Demon Stalkers.