Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 04
Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world; something between magic, art and science.
When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in this power to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a leg…and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living steel. Now Edward is an agent of the government, a slave of the military-alchemical complex, using his unique powers to obey orders…even to kill. Except his powers aren't unique. The world has been ravaged by the abuse of alchemy and in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher's Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are…
Accompanied by their bodyguard, Alex Louis Armstrong, our heroes seek out their closest childhood friend, Winry Rockbell, to fix their battered "auto-mail" body parts. Soon their quest for the Philosopher's Stone takes them to the great central library, where the Stone's formula may be hidden...if the mysterious figure named Lust doesn't get there first! The secret of the Philosopher's Stone may be even more frightening than the beings who guard it...
- Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist
- Author: Hiromu Arakawa
- Length: 200 pages
- Publication date: 2 March 2009