Druzeel realizes that his actions have opened another path, one of evil and deceit, but the path of righteousness still lies before him. Choosing which one to follow is the difficult part, but one thing is certain - nothing will ever be the same.
A tiny seed of virtue still lies inside of him, but as he travels through a city full of sin, hatred, and evil, it gets harder to feel that goodness. He knows it will take only the slightest push to fall into a hole of darkness, so he clings tightly to that shinning light. But the pull of the gloom is strong and when a new figure enters his life and offers him power, it may be impossible to resist. With power comes fear and with that fear comes respect.
All he wanted was the respect of his peers and the trust of those he admired. Is this new power enough to give him both? Can it make him into the man he always wanted to be? Or will it turn him into a monster? The power is enchanting, but it comes with a heavy price. If he chooses to ignore those consequences, then there may be no pulling him from a dark descent.
The Space Trilogy, Omnibus Edition includes:
Out of the Silent Planet
Dr. Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is abducted and taken on a spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra, which he knows as Mars. His captors are plotting to plunder the planet's treasures and offer Ransom as a sacrifice to the creatures who live there.
Having escaped from Mars, Dr. Ransom is called to the paradise planet of Perelandra, or Venus. When his old enemy also arrives and is taken over by the forces of evil, Ransom finds himself in a desperate struggle to save the innocence of this Eden-like world.
That Hideous Strength
Investigating the truth about her prophetic dreams, Jane Studdock encounters the fabled Dr. Ransom, who is in great pain after his travels. A sinister society run by his old adversaries intends to harness the ancient powers of a resurrected Merlin in their ambition to subjugate the people of Earth.
A peerless American storyteller, Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury— eighteen startling visions of humankind’s destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin. In this phantasmagoric sideshow, living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Provocative and powerful, Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth—as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.