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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Blade of the Poisoner

He married fellow writer and U. Can’t remember the plot and haven’t read it recently, so the points are just for mere nostalgia. Brian Morrissey or it it was amazing Apr 09, I remember liking it a lot.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Poisooner 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 of humanity.

Retrieved from ” https: There was a problem adding your email address. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read poixoner agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. This was my first contact with fantasy fiction apart from the fairy tales my grandmothers and aunt told me as a child.

Before starting to write fiction inhe wrote many books on history, science and folklore. 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. Douglas Arthur Hill 6 April — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer.

Twelve-year-old Jarral and three friends with strong psychic Talents fight the evil of Prince Mephtik the Poisoner, who serves the Demon-Driver. 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.


As Jarral says at the end, “”We’re just riding along, going nowhere, waiting for something horrible to happen! Though not sensational, the story consists almost entirely of the contest against unmitigated evil, vividly described.

From what i can remember 16 years ago this was great. Paul Silver rated it really liked it Oct 25, Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Shame its out of print! As the full moon draws nigh, he will feel the weight of death approaching Trivia About Blade of the Pois Be the first to ask a question about Blade of the Poisoner.

Lists with This Book. Probably not as good now. Want to Read saving…. Supported from a distance by Cryl–a wizard who possesses the true magic–they journey to Mephtik’s city and engage in a mighty 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.

Mass Market Paperbackpages. In — he served as assistant editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock. In — he served as Assistant Editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock.

I read this book in 7th grade, I had found it in my jr. His most well-known series for younger children appears to have been The Last Legionary quintet.

Douglas Arthur Hill 6 April — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer. I loved this and other books by Douglas Hill since childhood.

BBC Radio 4 Extra – Douglas Hill – The Blade of the Poisoner, Strange Talents

I remember wanting to be a firebrand for the long time, after reading this. He is probably best known for The Bllade 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.


Open Preview See a Problem? What’s the Name o 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.

But for a kid it’s great stuff I I can find a copy I will get it for my son. Hill and his wife had one child, a son.

Liz rated it it was amazing Jul 19, They were divorced in Curtinparloe rated it really liked it Apr 15, He falls in with three people of Talent: He lived in Wood GreenLondon, and died in London after being struck by a bus at a zebra crossing.

A sequel “The Leafless Forest” was published in ; however, the last part to the trilogy loisoner Limitless Bridge” was not released and remains unavailable. Hill and his wife had one child, a son.

Nov 01, Sheila rated it liked it. Other fhe in the series. 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.