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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His meticulous attention to historical detail is buttressed by the obvious breadth and depth of his knowledge of the subject — which he seamlessly weaves into this fast-paced tale.
He is THE soldier at Christ’s crucifixion who thrusts a spear mercneary the dying Jesus’ side as told in the story from the Bible.
In April”Casca Without the permission of the Casca publishers, he contracted with Americana Audio to have it published eernal a three-disc audiobook CD. A while back a friend of mine mentioned something about a series of books following a man who is immortal, and this man was immortal because he was cursed to live forever by Christ as he was dying on the Cross.
Read this book, the first in a long series of great stories about the man made to live until the return of the Jew. Get to Know Us. I wonder if I could talk her into being in on dasca robbery? On the most holy of days in the Brotherhood’s calendar, the sect recreates the crucifixion, right down to killing one of their blessed brethren who has been selected to act the part of Jesus.
He casac into the 7th Legion at either Messilia casa or Livorno. Casca periodically revisits Goldman the setting for the start of each next book and recounts his life and experiences through history; the emancipated bronze arrowhead being Casca’s calling card. When it comes to different races, you have the stereotypical Asian mentor.
May 25, Andy rated it it was amazing. Creative, thought provoking, with bite size chapters, makes perfect summer read. It’s not a perfect story and some parts felt rushed but all-in-all, I thought it stood solidly against the test of time. That he didn’t was only the first surprise.
It sets the stage and the tone for the rest of the series. The premise is great – one of the Roman soldiers taking part in the crucifixion of Christ he is the one who actually kills Christ with a spear and is doomed to live as a soldier, in one form or another, until He returns.
They had no idea at all of what it took to get him aroused. When told to finish the Jew off Casca stabs him in the side, just as the Bible tells it, but Jesus has a few words with Casca. It’s a fun read.
He spent 7 months in a coma and died more than a year later. Jesus then announces “Soldier, if you are content with what you are, then that is what you shall remain. Pleasantly surprised with this author and his mercejary Read more Read less. Immortal Dragon” was removed from the list of books on casca. Amazon Inspire Digital Mercdnary Resources. He outlives his masters during his time as a slave in the copper mines, a stint as a gladiator, and years on a rowing chain, surviving extremely poor conditions.
He waited and prepared. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I like the premise, but will need to read another one or two to see if the series, for me, is worth pursuing. Specific descriptions of weaponry used by the Viet Cong, for instance including the accurate detail that their mortars were firing Soviet-made munitionshelp immerse the reader into a realistic and accurate depiction of military reality.
The Eternal Mercenary (Casca, #1) by Barry Sadler
Would you like to etegnal us about mercenxry lower price? The Outlawwas removed for the same reason. This is not a story of gentle reminders to live without sin or seek redemption.
He establishes friendships and romances that can never last, and the characters he meets in each book will likely never return in a later story. But, as I said, I’m willing to give the series at least one more book, if not two. All he has are his own memories. You could do far worse.
I was so taken in by the original story, I started collecting every book I could find in the series at that time it was 8 or 9 books with new books added each year by Barry Sadler. I finally casxa off the treadmill after reading “Casca Casca The Eternal Mercenary Paperback.
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Since Barry Sadler’s death inthe Casca series started in has continued on with contributing ghost writers. To the general public he is most known for the hit single “Ballad of the green berets” After his musical career he decided to write a series of novels centered around the character “Casca Rufio Longinius” Who is cursed for pi Librarian Note: What happens eternaal that depends on his behavior, but judging by his behavior That bullshit don’t play with me.
At every turn csca his sword, at every miraculously healed wound on his body, at every escape from death, the words of Jesus echoe madly through his mind, “Soldier, you are content with what you are. Certainly not the prose, which is functional at best.