The Eternal Mercenary has ratings and 86 reviews. Tucker said: I could not get enough of this series when I was younger. For a fifth grade boy, what. A character profile for the hero of a lengthy series of pulp adventure/war novels, Casca Longinus the eternal mercenary. Biography, skills, powers, etc. Casca. Today’s Cover The Eternal Mercenary created by Barry Sadler, forever fighting until the Second Coming. This website is dedicated to the history.
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Books In Motion Availability: The Eternal Mercenary Casca, No. Unfortunately he does not posses the sick comedic qualities of Marvel’s Deadpool. I used to read these books as a kid in high school. You would think if he vastly outlived all his peers, eternla he would have became more of a learned man.
He fights his way to the chieftanship of one of these groups using his knowledge of modern firearms and tactics. I read this, and I can easily see where it has similar themes to those others, but may have been single-handedly responsible for my interest in the lone immortal hero, the one who suffers most by outliving everything he’ll ever love.
Part of Casca’s curse is that he’ll always be a soldier, too. Buckle up, because it’s going to be a harrowing journey. So you just a soldier doing your job. There’s heavy orientalism all over the place, because the only Asian in the story of course teaches him martial arts.
As the story unfolds we discover that his wounds hea I would love to read the whole series of books if they are like this msrcenary. Casca merfenary imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition after claiming to have been present at the crucifixion. Without the permission of the Casca publishers, he contracted with Americana Audio to have it published as a three-disc audiobook CD.
His enthusiasm for the history of Antiquity shows through strongly.
nercenary A friend recently gifted me with all 22 books in this series, a favorite of hers and her entire family. The hospital receives an influx of wounded soldiers. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
He becomes slowly aware of the fact that he does not age and cannot be killed or seriously wounded, thanks to the curse of the dying Christ. Casca The Eternal Mercenary Author s: But, as I said, I’m willing to give the series at least one more book, if not two. He is articulate and imaginative. But the yellow man was something else — and fair game. Pleasantly surprised with this author and his book! May 29, Mark C. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
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This first book starts with Casca, or Casey Romain as he was known in the American army in Without a doubt this is one of my favourite series. Even mosquitos won’t bite him. It is not in print and therefor a costly book to buy; however, if you like the audio books it is affordable in that format. Another rescue mission for Casca. There are not a lot of characters or sub-story lines to follow, so that allows the reader to stay attentive.
He is also buried alive by a vindictive Chinese ruler and is freed by mwrcenary earthquake. The author’s literary inspirations are very clear in the text, and I will say this: Even better, he had taken Casca’s advice and beat the hell out of his wife with a stout rod. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase.
He waited and prepared. He first met Casca when the latter was brought into the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and a large mortar shell fragment lodged in his skull and into his brain, which should have been fatal.
As I go now to my Father, you must one day come to me. I read the in chronological order and loved it!
I will bide with him. He establishes frie This story is quite amazing. It seems like a lot of words to stem from… this. I had completely forgotten about the character until recently when I read a review of this book, the first in the Casca series that chronicles the adventures of the immortal mercenary.
The rest of the series focuses on different points in military history all across the world, from ancient times to the present. Get to Know Us.
The Eternal Mercenary (Casca, book 1) by Barry Sadler
Casca avenges himself by crucifying the Brotherhood’s current leader. This first b A character living forever is always a special hook. In 2nd century China, Casca first encounters the fanatical disciples of the Brotherhood of The Lamb who amputate his hand.
The PersianRasheed, a minor acolyte, arranges to have Casca burned at the stake, thinking it just punishment for spearing Jesus. Sadler’s number-one smash, “The Ballad of the Green Berets”, was one of the few songs of the ‘s to cast the US military in a positive light. There’s tons of great adventure stories, many of them predating Sadler’s work, that are not horribly bigoted, so there’s no excuse for muddling through Sadler’s awful opinions.
From the moment Casca ran his spear through the torso of Jesus, the self-proclaimed “Son of God,” he began an endless lifelong journey filled with war, death, love, and heartache.
I enjoyed this book. The author’s knowledge of history, ancient warfare, and military tactics was quite extensive.