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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Books by Douglas Arthur Hill. 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. In — he served as assistant editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock.

Hill and his wife had one child, a son. I found this book, again, in This was one of the first fantasy novels i read. Before starting to write fiction inhe wrote many books on history, science and folklore. Shame its out of print! About Douglas Arthur Hill. Refresh and try again. An avid science fiction reader from an early age, he studied English at the University of Saskatchewan where he earned an Honours B. 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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Feb 13, Laura rated it liked it Blaee In — he served as Assistant Editor of poisonwr controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock. Paul Silver rated it really liked it Oct 25, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Sep 19, But for a kid it’s great stuff I I can find a copy I will get it for my son. I was absolutely enamored by the book and tried for a long time to get my hands on the sequel but somehow could never find it. 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.


Austin Dixon rated it liked it Apr 30, For what is is young adult fantasy it’s pretty good. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 01, Sheila rated it liked it.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. Feb 22, Sara added it. Starting with Galactic Warlord the quartet the fifth book was a prequel anthology told the story of Keill Randor, last survivor of a murdered world, seeking revenge for the genocide, aided by a secretive group of advisers known as The Overseers and a winged, telepathic alien named Glr.

They were divorced in 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.

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Aug 08, Mike Behlke rated it really liked it. Goodsled rated it really liked it Jan 17, Archived from the original on 29 September Adapted for radio by Wally K Daly.

ths 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 he will die in agony a month hence at the rising of the full moon.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Douglas Arthur Hill 6 April — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As Jarral says at the end, “”We’re just riding along, going nowhere, waiting for something horrible to happen! 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 thhe.

Trivia About Blade of the Pois Carlos Uribe bade it liked it Mar 22, The Labour Left and Domestic Policy, —”. Nov 13, Search rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 04, Charlton rated it really liked it. Be the first to discover new talent! 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.

May 21, Bill Hice rated it really liked it. 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.