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The Cagliostro Chronicles

The Cagliostro Chronicles [Kindle Edition]

Ralph L. Angelo Jr.
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In the year 2089 man's first faster than light space flight is about to begin, but where it ends will be filled with action, adventure and the unknown!
The Cagliostro is an experimental space craft which is destined to begin mans first faster than light voyage beyond his solar system and into a greater universe filled with dangerous adversaries, intrigue and a deadly conspiracy set to tear humanity apart!
Join Mark Johnson and his crew of adventurers as they travel beyond our wildest dreams and into a universe fraught with mystery and danger!

About the Author

Ralph L. Angelo, Jr. has written both fiction and non-fiction books, as well as articles for major magazines. His novels include the best selling fantasy novel 'Redemption of the Sorcerer, The Crystalon Saga, Book One', and the sword and sorcery epic 'Torahg the Warrior, Sword of Vengeance.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 505 KB
  • Print Length: 283 pages
  • Publisher: Cosmic Comet Publishing (6 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #323,994 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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'The Cagliostro Chronicles II-Conflagration' is available now!
Read the continuing adventures of Mark Johnson and the crew of the Cagliostro in their ongoing war against the evil and treacherous Agalum who seek to subjugate the Earth. It's a sci-fi/space opera filled with action and adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. You won't be able to put it down!

'My Enemy, Myself, The Crystalon Saga, Book Two' has been released and it is the sequel to Redemption of the Sorcerer. Crystalon receives an unexpected visitor within his home, one that turns his world upside with their request from him. It is a visitor he never expected to see again. Now he and his companions must journey back to the universe of his birth to confront an enemy he never could imagine, one that will push him to his limits and beyond.

The Cagliostro Chronicles has just been released! Set in the not too distant future the Cagliostro Chronicles follows Mark Johnson, a brilliant scientist and engineer whose experimental spacecraft, 'The Cagliostro' is mankind's first faster than light spacecraft. But the true adventure doesn't begin until after the Cagliostro has left our solar system! Now this crew of adventurers will discover danger and evil adversaries hiding in the depths of space, as well as a century old conspiracy, that once revealed, could mean the end of the entire human race and the destruction of the world we live on! Join with Mark Johnson and his handpicked crew of adventurers as they fly into the unknown and into adventure in the Cagliostro Chronicles!

Torahg the Warrior has been released by Pro Se publications. It's a tale of a deceit, death and the hunger for vengeance that comes afterward. Torahg is a dethroned Prince whose father was killed before his eyes by his own power-mad brother, Welcomb and his confidant the Sorcerer Schargath,who in turn framed Torahg for the vile deed. Now Torahg wanders the lands of this ancient, pre-historic world trying to survive, as well as ever harboring the need for vengeance. 20 years later, that need will be fulfilled as the man returns where the child left. Torahg was driven from his homeland and framed for his fathers murder as a naïve young prince in mourning. When he returns it will be as a veritable vengeance seeking, sword wielding force of nature!

Ralph L. Angelo, Jr. is an author of both fiction and non-fiction books. His latest book is Torahg the Warrior: Sword of Vengeance 'Torahg the Warrior- Sword of Vengeance!' has arrived! In a pre-historic, time-lost land of savages, monsters and black mysticism, the exiled son of a slaughtered King seeks vengeance upon the evil men who killed his father and drove him along with his mentor from his father's kingdom. Making matters worse, one of those evil men is his own brother! Available now from Pro Se Press!

A new video for 'Torahg The Warrior: Sword of Vengeance'

His previous novel is 'Redemption of the Sorcerer, The Crystalon Saga, Book One.'
"Redemption of the Sorcerer, The Crystalon Saga, Book One."Is an epic fantasy novel filled with Magic and parallel worlds, as well as evil demons, more evil slinking syncophants and even more evil masterminds. It's a world and universes spanning epic that pits one flawed man against the most all encompassing evil that can be imagined. If you liked Harry Potter, Indiana Jones or The Lord of the Rings, you'll love Crystalon.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good old fashioned science fiction 17 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This isn't hard scifi where the author needs to explain the science behind everything - this is more Firefly, Andromeda style science fiction. You know the type... fun!
I read this is one sitting, stopping only for coffee. It was great. The dialogue is smooth, the prose well crafted and the overall technical writing pretty damn good.

I've seen reviews complaining about the FTL drive. Considering that this technology isn't even invented yet - I find the fact that people are questioning the plausibility a bit of a laugh. This is a fiction novel, set in space. It's not exactly realistic is it? Just let go and enjoy the ride.

The three main characters were strong, and multi-faceted, I found them to be layered and easy to relate to. In fact, I think most readers would find something of themselves in them and that's a great thing.

If you let go and just enjoy this - you won't be disappointed.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced decent read with quirks 2 Aug 2013
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This book was a decent read, but not very long I finished it in one sitting of about 4 hours. Interesting story, and non stop action once it got started. Some of the characters seem a bit pointless as really the story only revolves around 2-3 of the five or so main characters, and the others are more supporting roles that are constantly there. Such as the security officer, how basically is told how to do any security or tactic related thing by the captain. It seems the security officers only real job is to pull off a few precision snapshots from time to time. The engineer is also the pilot which he does that more than anything engineering related during the book, that and be the incredible hulk. I found it a bit quirky in quite a few places either by phrase, action, or feasibility; like the space station jail cells that have metal and stone walls, or the hanger on the ship "equalizing pressure" with space instead of being a vacuum, or the three 40 ton nukes the size of a garbage can, stacked in the corner of an ammo closet without somehow falling through the floor of the ship (or how 40 tons fits in a garbage can sized area. Overall it is a decent read, if you don't mind 3 overly powered main characters saving the world almost single-handily, with unexplained technology, such as the experimental FTL engine/generator than needs no fuel, never breaks down even on its test flight and is faster than all the aliens ships that have had FTL for thousands of years. If your into hard science or even quasi sci then you will not enjoy the book, but if you want fast paced sci-fi action then you will probably enjoy it. I will most likely read the rest of the series as it is a good read for what it is.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars halfway decent story line, I guess...I'm not interested in reading the second book 30 July 2014
By Trevor Merle - Published on
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The logic used in this book is inept...the characters in this book are portrayed as highly competent leaders in their respective feild, but their actions and dialog cast them trigger happy 13 year old cowboys that are severely lacking in common sense. Their also isn't a sense of time in this book, it's all a series of events that are mashed together without any character building indetween.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fresh and Inviting! 29 Oct 2013
By Alysia Bouyer - Published on
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The Cagliostro Chronicles Is a must read. The story writing is engaging and the character development is spot on. You don't have to be an avid science fiction reader to enjoy this book it appeals to fans of the genre and new comers alike. The book is not bogged down in technical jargon and flows as you read it. The story has a futuristic feel but doesn't seem to far fetched or over reaching. I cant wait for the next book to come out I will definitely be buying it! So grab a cup of coffee and curl up with The Cagliostro Chronicles you wont be sorry you did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OLD FASHION SPACE OPERA ACTION!! 27 Aug 2014
By Ron Fortier - Published on
Long ago we discovered a copy of E.E. “Doc” Smith’s classic sci-fi novel, “The Skylark of Space.” What impressed us was how the action centered around two civilian scientists who build an amazing spacecraft and come up with the means to launch it into deep space where they have many fantastic adventures. Smith is often credited as being the father of that sci-fi sub-genre known as the Space Opera. But at that time most such tales generally featured military heroes whereas not so in this story. The fact that the heroes were civilians was one of the many aspects of the book we enjoyed and so remember it fondly to this day.

Which brings us to Ralph Angelo’s “The Cagliostro Chronicles,” a bonafide space opera that follows in Smith’s footsteps with its protagonists being the crew of a civilian made spaceship. Genius aeronautical engineer, Mark Johnson, has built the massive Cagliostro and outfitted here with a unique magnetic engine of his own invention that will allow it to travel faster than light; in effect transport him and his crew to the far reaches of the galaxy in the blink of an eye. He and his hand picked crew are about to embark on a “shake-down” flight when Johnson’s friend, General Abruzzi begins acting very strangely. Johnson suspects, for whatever illogical purposes, the general not only does not want him to launch the Cagliostro but is in fact planning to forcefully take it from. Heeding his instincts, he takes off ahead of schedule and sure enough finds the entire Earth Space Navy chasing after him and his crew.

Using their new FTL drive, they manage to escape to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and there, Johnson confides in his team; made up of a beautiful telepath named Ariel, a super-strong security chief and several other gifted scientists. Under secret orders of the President, Johnson has learned that evidence exist of alien incursions into out Solar System and has been ordered to discover the origin of mysterious space messages intercepted by the government. The Cagliostro’s first mission is to discover who is sending these transmissions and what their intent is.

We found this first half of the book slow. Understandably Angelo was burdened with laying out the basic plot, identifying his characters etc.etc. in the basic set-up. Still we kept hoping the pacing would pick and are happy to report it does so in grand fashion once we get to the inhabited, alien worlds. From that point on Angelo is clearly channeling classic pulp writers like Doc Smith and Edmond Hamilton as he propels our likeable heroes into one adventure after another as they eventually realize the Earth is in jeopardy from a full-blown alien invasion armada. By the time they race back to our Solar System, there isn’t a moment to spare. Clones of government officials have infiltrated the highest branches of the government and are working to assure the invasion’s success. Exposing them is only a small part of the ray-blasting action. Now it is up to Johnson and the crew of the Cagliostro to orchestrate a viable defense strategy that will give the Earth forces a chance to survive the coming onslaught.

If you like super space battles with thousands of ships engaged in a life and death struggle, with heroes larger than life and last minute rescues, “The Cagliostro Chronicles” was written for you and all Space Opera lovers. It is a headlong rush into the wonders and dangers that mankind will some day have to confront. Let’s hope we have real men like Captain Mark Johnson to lead the way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME 16 Sep 2013
By By Gordon Ensign - Published on
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If the author is reading this I hope you make many sequels for this book. The storyline was well ordered and the story was one of the best I've ever read. I think someone should make a movie on this concept. Thank you for reading this.
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