Jirel of Joiry

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Cover art of a recent omnibus edition, by Arnold Tsang

Jirel of Joiry is the heroine of a series of Sword and Sorcery short stories by C. L. Moore, running from 1934 to 1939 in Weird Tales. Notable for being the first female Fantasy hero. The stories are:

  • "Black God's Kiss"
  • "Black God's Shadow"
  • "Jirel Meets Magic"
  • "The Dark Land"
  • "Hellsgarde"
  • "Quest of the Starstone" - A Crossover story with her other famous character Northwest Smith, co-written with her husband Henry Kuttner.
Tropes used in Jirel of Joiry include: