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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Hill also explored these ideas in writing fantasy as well as science-fiction series, first in Poisoner and then Demon Stalkers.

Be the first to ask a question about Blaee of the Poisoner. May 21, Bill Hice rated it really liked it. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. What’s the Name o In — he served as assistant editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Poisonet Moorcock.

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.

Blade of the Poisoner by Douglas Arthur Hill

Goodsled rated it really liked it Jan 17, Published November 1st by Starfire first published January 1st Sole survivor of the destruction of his woodland village by the regional lord, Mephtik the PoisonerJarral 12 is caught, poisiner with the dread weapon, and told he will die in agony a month hence at the rising of the full moon.


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It left a major impression. Feb 28, Andrew Obrigewitsch rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Shame its out of print! Return to Book Page. No trivia or quizzes yet. They were divorced in An avid science fiction reader from an early age, he studied English at the University of Saskatchewan where he earned an Honours B. Please provide an email address. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Blqde 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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Douglas Arthur Hill 6 April — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer. This was my first contact with fantasy fiction apart from the fairy tales my grandmothers and aunt told me as a child.


This review has been hidden because b,ade contains spoilers. Aug 08, Aaron rated it liked it. Though not sensational, the story consists almost entirely of the contest against unmitigated evil, vividly described.


He lived in Wood Green, London, and died in London after being struck by a bus at a zebra crossing. To ask other readers questions about Blade of the Poisonerplease sign up. Sep 25, Karen rated it it was amazing. As Jarral says at the end, “”We’re just riding along, going nowhere, waiting for something horrible to happen!

Matt rated it it was amazing Mar 10, A lifetime leftist, he served from to as the Literary Editor of the socialist weekly Tribune a position once held by George Orwellwhere he regularly reviewed science fiction despite the continued refusal of the literary world to take it seriously. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat In the dungeons-and-dragons tradition, a competently written adventure with nonstop action and little to say beyond its primary level. Trivia About Blade of the Pois Bryan rated it liked it Sep 26, It was the first fantasy book I read on my own.

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