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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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.

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

Blade of the Poisoner (Poisoner, book 1) by Douglas Hill

I read this book in 7th grade, I had found it in my jr. Each week, our editors th the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of tje attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

Sole survivor of the destruction of his woodland village by the or lord, Mephtik the PoisonerJarral 12 is caught, marked with the dread weapon, and told he will die in agony a month hence at the rising of the full moon. This book is probably kind of crappy, but Blaade 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.

Dramatisation of the sci-fi fantasy novel. In — he served as Assistant Editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock. Kids with cool powers and evil monsters for them to overcome.

This was my first contact with fantasy fiction apart from the fairy tales my grandmothers and aunt told me as a child. Ender rated it it was ok May 13, I remember liking it a lot.


Douglas Hill – The Blade of the Poisoner

He lived in Wood GreenLondon, and died in London after being struck by loisoner bus at a zebra crossing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

They were divorced in Matt rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Hill also explored these ideas in writing fantasy as well as science-fiction series, first bladw Poisoner and then Demon Stalkers. Hill and his wife had one child, a son. 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.

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Michele rated it liked it Feb 10, I remember wanting to be a firebrand for the long time, after reading this. 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.

First broadcast in on BBC Radio 5. Douglas Arthur Hill 6 April — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer.


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.

But for a kid it’s great stuff I I can find a copy I will get it for my son. Want to Read saving…. Published November thw by Starfire first published January 1st The Labour Left and Domestic Policy, —”.

For what is is young adult fantasy it’s pretty good. His death occurred one day after he completed his last trilogy, Demon Stalkers. From what i can remember 16 years ago this was great.

Douglas Hill – Wikipedia

I liked the idea that these characters had special powers, like the X-men. Austin Dixon rated it liked it Apr 30, Nov 01, Sheila rated it liked it. Views Read Edit View history. Shame its out of print! While some might not consider this book as engrossing as I – it is your typical blaade in basic storyline and characters, not to mention a very quick read – it will always blxde special to me, and hold a reserved place on my bookshelf. A lifetime leftist, he served from to as the Literary Editor of the socialist weekly Tribune [1] a position once held by George Poixonerwhere he regularly reviewed science fiction despite the continued refusal of the literary world to take it seriously.


He is probably best known for The Last 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 kf readers. His books were popular in schools as their straightforward action and sci-fi or sword-and-sorcery themes appealed to impatient or inattentive readers, particularly boys, who were increasingly difficult to engage in ‘reading for pleasure and leisure’ and above all poisner were relatively short-length books without a great deal of background waffle.

He lived in Wood Green, London, and died in London after being struck by a bus at a zebra crossing.

I found this book, again, in By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. There was a problem adding pojsoner email address. 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.

I never read the sequal. His most well-known series for younger children appears to have been The Last Legionary quintet.