Jirel of Joiry by C. L. Moore book review

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She’s got red hair, a yellow glare, cream colored curves.

Her name is Jirel of Joiry.

She wears iron greaves around her ankles.

Sword Play.

She killed her boyfriend.

She must travel the underworld to set his miserable soul free.

She’s a killer.

Jirel of Joiry.

by C.L. Moore

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Jirel of Joiry by C. L. Moore

Book last read: 2023-01-12 19:41:20
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Chapter 0: JIREL MEETS MAGIC
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Highlight: It was the gasp of choked breathing, and she had heard sounds like that too often before not to know that she approached death in some form or another.

Chapter 0: JIREL MEETS MAGIC
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Highlight: I am the sorceress Jarisme, and high ruler over all this land. Did you think to buy me, then, earth-woman?

Chapter 0: JIREL MEETS MAGIC
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Highlight: When I have finished. Not before. Life and death are mine to command here, and I am not yet done with you. Your stolen magic—
Notes: Is a curse.

Chapter 0: JIREL MEETS MAGIC
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Highlight: the instinctive hatred of total opposites, born enemies.

Chapter 0: JIREL MEETS MAGIC
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Highlight: I do not know—what will happen then. Something—very terrible. It releases powers—even she can not control.

Chapter 0: JIREL MEETS MAGIC
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Highlight: At what price, then, do you value your pet cur?

Chapter 0: JIREL MEETS MAGIC
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Highlight: I came to kill your pet spellmonger here for treachery done me in my own world by this creature who dared not stay to face me.”

Chapter 0: JIREL MEETS MAGIC
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Highlight: out of whose deeps floated musky, reptilian odors, and the distant sound of beasts bellowing hollowly.
Notes: Lizard people.

Chapter 0: JIREL MEETS MAGIC
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Highlight: It meant nothing to her, whose world was a flat plane arched by the heaven-pierced bowl of the sky.

Chapter 1: BLACK GOD’S KISS
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Highlight: And in the very center of the globe floated a light.

Chapter 1: BLACK GOD’S KISS
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Highlight: And though her soul was the price it cost her, she would count it a fair bargain if she could drive the laughter from his mouth and bring terror into the

Chapter 1: BLACK GOD’S KISS
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Highlight: and lifted her red head and laid her mouth blindly against the pursed lips of the image.

Notes: Kiss of Doom.

Chapter 1: BLACK GOD’S KISS
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Highlight: It was a semihuman figure, crouching forward with outthrust head, sexless and strange.
Notes: Trans human.

Chapter 1: BLACK GOD’S KISS
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Highlight: She ran from her own curiously alien body, heavy with its weight of inexplicable doom.

Chapter 1: BLACK GOD’S KISS
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Highlight: It seemed to her that her heart was slowing, too, missing a beat now and then and staggering like a weary runner.
Notes: Vaccine myocarditis.

Chapter 2: BLACK GOD’S SHADOW
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Highlight: And more than once she saw great shadows drifting across the ground without any visible thing to cast them—nothing but the queerly shaped blurs moving soundlessly past her and melting into the farther dark.

Chapter 2: BLACK GOD’S SHADOW
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Highlight: And again she knew the flash of violence that might have been hate or love, and warmth flowed through her again in a sustaining
Notes: Hate or love.

Chapter 3: THE DARK LAND
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Highlight: Hell-dwelling madman!” she spluttered. “Black beast out of nightmares! Let me waken from this crazy dream!
Notes: U know who.

Chapter 3: THE DARK LAND
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Highlight: Never touch me again, you black hell-dweller! Before God, you’d never have dared if you’d left me a knife to defend myself with! I swear I’ll tear the eyes out of your head if I feel the weight of your hand on me again! Yours, you filthy wizard? You’ll never have me—never, if I must die to escape you! By my name I swear it!

Chapter 3: THE DARK LAND
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Highlight: Her eyes were blazing yellow with scorching heat, and her fingers flexed like claws eager for blood.

Chapter 3: THE DARK LAND
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Highlight: you must die or my sovereignty is at an end.

Chapter 3: THE DARK LAND
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Highlight: But now she was armed. She need have no fear now.

Chapter 4: HELLSGARDE
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Highlight: Would the good God have put the sign of deformity upon a human creature without cause?

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