Alarmed by the last words of lord Saxif D’Aan, Elric sets out in search of the ruins of R’Lin K’ren A’a, the cradle of the Melnibonéans, in order to find evidence of his ancestors’ lost purity before they were corrupted by the forces of Chaos. Arioch confirms Elric’s information and forces him to accept his destiny, as predicted by Straasha, the king of the oceans: Melniboné will be destroyed by its last emperor. On Dragon Isle lies the source of evil and it must be destroyed. But in the inner sanctum of the capital city, Imrryr, Elric must find Cymoril, his beloved, who has not forgiven him for running away… The first cycle of the Elric saga closes with the fourth volume of the popular comic book adaptation. This edition includes an introduction by Jean-Pierre Dionnet, editor-in-chief of legendary magazine Métal Hurlant, and sketches of the characters and illustrations of Elric by a number of renowned designers (Mike Mignola and others).