Book I of Elric of Melniboné. This is the tale of Elric, later called Womanslayer; of his love for Cymoria and of the rivalry with his cousin Yrkoon – a rivalry that would bring the Dreaming City crashing down in flames by the reavers of the Young Kingdoms. Elric, the red-eyed albino, inheritor of waning powers, his strength precarious, sustained by arcane drugs.  A hero unfit for his role.  This is the story of monstrous emotions and high ambitions, of sorceries and treacheries, agonies and fearful pleasures – a story that Elric would remember only in his nightmares…