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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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Shame its out of print! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Douglas Hlade Hill 6 April — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer.

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He lived in Wood Green, London, and died in London after being struck by a bus at a zebra crossing. Probably not as good now. I have fond memories of this book from my teen years. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Dramatisation of the sci-fi fantasy novel. Hill and his wife had one child, a son.

He married fellow writer and U. Nov 01, Sheila rated it liked it.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Before starting to write fiction inhe wrote many books on history, science and folklore. May 21, Bill Hice rated it really liked it.

While some might not consider this book as engrossing as I – it is your typical fantasy in basic storyline and characters, not to mention a very quick read – it will always be special to me, and hold a reserved place on my bookshelf.


There was a problem adding your email address. In the dungeons-and-dragons tradition, a competently written adventure with nonstop action and little to say beyond its primary level. A young boy encounters the Poisoner while in the forest, is captured, and is cut by his sword. As the full moon draws nigh, he will feel the weight of death approaching Want to Read saving…. Austin Dixon rated it liked it Apr 30, He was born in Brandon, Manitoba, the son of a railroad engineer, and was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

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 poixoner 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.

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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 within a ‘universe’ that enabled them to not have to learn a whole poissoner of new characters each time. Feb 22, Sara added it.


Sep 25, Karen rated it it was amazing. Languages Suomi Edit links. To view it, click here.

Blade of the Poisoner

Published November 1st by Starfire first published January 1st I re-read it then, when I was 23 and found it to be a short and easy read, obviously, since it is gears toward a younger audience. Brian Morrissey rated it it was amazing Apr 09, I found this book, again, in His most well-known series for younger children appears to have been The Last Legionary quintet.

This is the book that not only introduced me to the genre of fantasy, but also helped me to discover the world of angst. 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.

Goodsled rated it really liked it Jan 17,