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Master of Fiends

(Poisoner #2)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Relates the further adventures of twelve-year-old Jarral and three friends with strong psychic Talents as they battle demons to rescue a wizard imprisoned in the faraway palace of the Unnamed Enemy.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 26th 1987 by Gollancz
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Oct 28, 2014 rated it did not like it
Remember how a while back I posted a review on Blade of the Poisoner? This is the sequel! Jarral and company are back, this time pressing into the heart of the Enemy's kingdom to rescue the wizard Cryl, who was kidnapped by demons at the end of the first book. They have little hope of surviving, let alone succeeding, but they are determined to give it their best. Which is a nice way of saying the ending is inevitable.

So, given that the first book was such a steaming pile, is the second one any b
Jun 30, 2007 rated it liked it
I really loved the Douglas Hill children's books as a kid. They all had oppressed or abnormal children becoming heroes and world savers. They never had a easy time, and there was much angst. I went through a spree of reacquiring some of the books recently, mostly as comfort reading, and it's been an interesting experience, revisiting them with adult eyes.

The main thing that leaps out is the rampant overuse of italics to emphasise things that don't really need it. Take out all the italics and the
Sep 08, 2007 rated it really liked it
These are very simple stories but are nostalgic for me...apparently they are out of print now but I managed to grab both of them on the them recently and they did make me smile...obviouly they didnt have the same impact as they did when I was twelve but I still enjoyed them...
It was sufficient when I was a kid.
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Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I was ten, this was one of the best books ever - up there with the Black Cauldron books. I think it had a pretty depressing ending though. Will have to track it down and reread.
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Douglas Arthur Hill (6 April 1935 – 21 June 2007) was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer. He was born in Brandon, Manitoba, the son of a railroad engineer, and was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. An avid science fiction reader from an early age, he studied English at the University of Saskatchewan (where he earned an Honours B.A. in 1957) and at the University of Toronto ...more

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