Also published as Black God's Shadow (1977).
Five novelettes of C. L. Moore's red-haired and fiery warrior-woman, Jirel of Joiry. Dating back to the 1930s where they were first printed in the heyday of WEIRD TALES magazine, they are a remarkable series of magnificent word pictures. Strange fantasies set in a fortressed land close to magic.
Catherine Lucille Moore (1911–1987) was an American science fiction and fantasy author. She was one of the first women to write in the genre. She paved the way for many other female authors in speculative fiction. She was the wife of the science fiction author Henry Kuttner.
C. L. Moore. Wikipedia.