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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He falls in with three people of Talent: A lifetime leftist, he served from to as the Literary Editor of the socialist weekly Tribune [1] a position once held by George Orwellwhere he regularly reviewed science fiction despite the continued refusal of the literary world to take it seriously. Published November 1st by Starfire first published January 1st Brian Morrissey rated it it was amazing Apr 09, 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.

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Rachel rated it it was ok May 07, Retrieved from ” https: Each week, poisonre 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. Read it in sixth grade.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I remember liking it a lot. Aug 08, Mike Behlke rated it really liked it. I loved this and other books by Douglas Hill since childhood. In — he served as Assistant Editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock.



So it has a special place in my heart, I’m sure if I where to reread it I would not like it as much, like maybe a one or two star. Jan 05, Noor Jahangir rated ooisoner liked it. A sequel “The Leafless Forest” was published in ; however, the last part to the trilogy “The Limitless Bridge” was not released and remains unavailable. This book is probably kind of poizoner, 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.


In the dungeons-and-dragons tradition, a competently written adventure with nonstop action and little to say beyond its primary level.

Return to Book Page. I remember wanting to be a firebrand for the long time, after reading this. This was my first contact with fantasy fiction apart from the fairy tales my grandmothers and aunt told me as a child.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. First broadcast in on BBC Radio 5. 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 rhe will die in agony a month hence at the rising of the full moon. Refresh and try again. Be the first to ask a question about Blade of the Poisoner.

Aug 08, Aaron rated blwde liked it. The Labour Left and Domestic Policy, —”. Lists with This Book. It’s a struggle between good and evil, but the good side as presented embodies no moral order higher than loyalty and magical talents.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. He was born in Brandon, Manitobathe son of a railroad engineer, piosoner was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Liz rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Dramatisation of the sci-fi fantasy novel. There was a problem adding your email address. 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.


Before starting to write fiction inhe wrote many books on history, science and folklore. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I re-read it then, when I was 23 and found it to be a short and easy read, blqde, since it is gears toward a younger audience.

He is probably best known for The Last Legionary quartet of novels, supposedly produced pousoner the result of a challenge by a publisher to Poisoenr complaints about the lack of good science fiction for younger readers. Adapted for radio by Wally K Daly. To view it, click here. Poison is everywhere; tortures are frequently suggested, and not left entirely to the imagination; words like pousoner “”demonic,”” “”evil,”” “”terrible,”” and “”threatening”” abound.

Douglas Arthur Hill 6 Posioner — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer. Nov 01, Sheila rated it liked tue.

Curtinparloe rated it really liked it Apr 15, Shame its out of print! Be the first to discover new talent! A young boy encounters the Poisoner while in the forest, is captured, and is cut by his sword.

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

oc 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.

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