“The Devil in Iron” is one of the original Conan stories. Accepted by Weird Tales on December 14, 1933, and published in August 1934. Howard earned $115 for the publication of this story.

The plot concerns the resurrection of a mythical demon, the theft of a sacred dagger, and an unrelated trap that lures Conan to the island fortress roamed by the demon. The story borrowed elements from “Iron Shadows in the Moon“.

From the letters:

Howard wrote (letter #273) Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked, December 14, 1933, mentioning the sale:

P.S. Wright recently accepted another Conan yarn, “The Devil in Iron.”

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