The Cagliostro Chronicles

The Cagliostro Chronicles

by Ralph L. Angelo Jr
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The Cagliostro Chronicles 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Cagliostro Chronicles is an unabashed hybrid space opera: part Heinleinesque romp; part pulp fiction; part classic  comic tall tale, with a bit of E.E. Smith thrown in: rich-super-hero-inventor makes his own faster-than-light magnetic drive  ship, thumbs his nose at dumb government and saves our bacon. The story reads more like a movie than a book, once it  gets going, having told us what special powers and strengths are present in the crew of this spaceship. The action is very fast.  The characters are larger-than-life, the style experimental.  The author knows his strong suit, and plays to it: this maverick, intrepid crew gladdens his heart, and this shows in every line. Our hero seems to be the sole owner, or at least driving force, of an  engineering firm bearing his name. This company can afford to do whatever he may decide, and do  it better and cheaper that the vast military-industrial complex. Simple story, yes. But you find yourself caring  that the protagonists succeed, at least in the book's terms. And they do. This is an unpretentious space adventure,  bristling with the sort of weaponry and prototypes and stereotypes that many sci-fi fans have come to love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago