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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Douglas Arthur Hill 6 April — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer. Another advantage to sustain the increased reading interest of boys was that Hill produced his novels fairly quickly—he had five books published pisoner andwhich meant the engaged interest of young readers was kept as there was another title ready when they finished a previous one.

Feb 13, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: 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 bade 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.


His most well-known series for younger children appears to have been The Last Legionary quintet.

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. He was born in Brandon, Manitoba, the son of a railroad engineer, and was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. In — he served as Assistant Editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Michael Moorcock. Views Read Edit View history.

This was one of the first fantasy novels i read. I loved this and other books by Douglas Hill since childhood. To ask other readers questions about Blade of the Poisonerplease sign up. A lifetime leftist, he served from to as the Literary Editor of the socialist weekly Tribune [1] a position once held by George Orwellwhere he regularly reviewed science fiction despite the continued refusal of the literary world to take it seriously.

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Jan 05, Noor Jahangir rated it liked it. It was the first fantasy book I read on my own. Probably not as good now. Austin Dixon rated it liked it Apr 30, Can’t remember the plot and haven’t read it recently, so the points are just for mere nostalgia.


Sep 25, Karen rated it it was amazing. Refresh and try again. A young boy encounters the Poisoner th in the forest, is captured, and is cut by his sword. The Labour Left and Domestic Policy, —”. It’s a struggle between good and evil, but the good side as presented embodies no poisomer order higher than loyalty and magical talents.

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Blade of the Poisoner by Douglas Arthur Hill

Aug 08, Aaron rated it liked it. His death occurred one day after he completed his last trilogy, Demon Stalkers. Aug 08, Mike Behlke rated it really liked it.

I found this book, again, in He married fellow writer and U. They were divorced in Hill also explored these ideas in writing fantasy as well as science-fiction series, first in Poisoner and then Demon Stalkers. Trivia About Blade of the Pois They were divorced in By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.