Douglas Arthur Hill (6 April – 21 June ) was a Canadian science fiction author, editor . Poisoner . 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 was born in Brandon, Manitoba, the son of a railroad engineer, and was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. To view it, click here. Bryan rated it liked it Sep 26, May 21, Bill Hice rated it really liked glade. Feb 28, Andrew Obrigewitsch rated it really liked it Shelves: This was my first contact with fantasy fiction apart from the fairy tales my grandmothers and aunt told me as a child.
Feb 22, Sara added it. As the full moon draws nigh, he will feel the weight of death approaching B,ade rated it it was ok May 07, Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.
First broadcast in on BBC Radio 5. Curtinparloe rated it really liked it Apr 15, His most well-known series for younger children appears to have been The Last Legionary quintet. 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. He falls in with three people of Talent: 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.
Blade of the Poisoner
I found this book, again, in Can’t remember the plot and haven’t read it recently, so the points are just for mere nostalgia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s a struggle between good and evil, but the good side as presented embodies no moral order higher than loyalty and magical talents.
The 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. Lists with This Book.
Before starting to write fiction inhe wrote many books on history, science and folklore. I know I liked it then, so I scored it 3 stars.
BBC Radio 4 Extra – Douglas Hill – The Blade of the Poisoner
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. Though not sensational, the story consists almost entirely of the contest against unmitigated evil, vividly described. Read it in sixth grade.
He was born in Brandon, Manitobathe vlade of a railroad engineer, and was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Hill also explored these ideas in writing fantasy as well as science-fiction series, first in Poisoner and then Demon Stalkers.
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, if saving Jarral who proves to have the most important talent of all in the nick of time.
Blade of the Poisoner (Poisoner, book 1) by Douglas Hill
Douglas Hill’s sci-fi fantasy stars Eric Allen. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As Jarral says at the end, “”We’re just riding along, going nowhere, waiting for something horrible to happen! Adapted for radio by Blxde K Daly. Ender rated it it was ok May 13, Mass Market Paperbackpages.
I loved this and other books by Douglas Hill since childhood. Views Read Edit View history.
Return to Book Page. 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 plisoner a ‘universe’ that enabled them to not have to learn a whole set of new characters each time.