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 description of tropes appearing in Casca: The Eternal Mercenary. A paperback book series written from to the present day, Casca is a Wandering Jew . 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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Jul 13, Jim rated it really liked it.

The Defiant were written by Paul Dengelegi. He is THE soldier at Christ’s crucifixion who thrusts a spear into the dying Jesus’ side as told in the story from the Bible.

Casca possesses an affinity for spoken languages. Plan to attack the series!

I wish to hell I hadn’t let my old man hype me on that return to Israel jazz. After all, a girl needed a protector. If you’re a fan and haven’t read it in a long time, you should. I’ll probably try a few more in the series to find out where Sadler is going to take this character. Casca Longinus is their path back to Christ and they will stop at nothing in keeping their most caaca enemy in their sights for all time. Feb 25, Aaron rated it did not like it Shelves: I like the premise, but will need to read another one or two to see if the series, for me, is eteernal pursuing.

The Eternal Mercenary (Casca, book 1) by Barry Sadler

He has ghost writers, too. Casca was first introduced in Casca 1: Casca befriends the gigantic Viking warrior Glam and shares a bittersweet love with Lida, Viking princess. Also, Romain is now muttering Latin in his delirium; not college Latin, but the Latin of the ancient Caesars.


Mrrcenary joined the eternql Legion and was sent to Jerusalem where he was assigned to the execution detail for three prisoners, amongst whom was Jesus. Etenral Mercenary Author s: Also, his body is heavily criss-crossed with old scars; many seemingly from edged weapons.

When they flew Casey into the hospital at Nha Trang, Vietnam, the medics were sure he would die. Ending date of A. It seems weird for a guy who actually served in Vietnam, but I’m guessing he mostly enjoyed the prostitutes. Casca fights in the battles between the Minamoto and Taira clans which resulted in the Shogunate system which ruled Japan for almost the next years.

For some reason I came back to this book in thought and decided to buy it. At every turn of his sword, at every miraculously healed wound on his body, at every escape from death, the words megcenary Jesus echoe madly through his mind, “Soldier, you are content with what you are.

Sure, she could be the type of broken woman who just happens to fall into that mercenray, but not with how the rest of the women rare as they are are in this novel. Casca did not initially understand what was happening to him until he was condemned to work in labor mines over a year period. What a great idea and finely crafted stoiry.

This book spans the first years following his curse, much of it spent in slavery. So I don’t really feel compelled to read more of these, and I don’t think it’s okay to just ignore all the problematic elements. Only one woman in the whole story who he enters into a relationship with is met when he debates whether or not he should let bandits rape her, and decides to intervene mostly because she has nice legs.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And that’s all you can really ask of adventure fiction. Feb 16, Mike rated eyernal liked it.

Therefore, he reasoned that when Jesus returned at the Second Coming he would meet Casca. I read the in chronological order and loved it! He is also buried alive by a vindictive Chinese ruler and is freed by an earthquake.


All he has are his own memories. Yes, but a soldier for over csaca Casca serves as a general in the army of a Persian caliph and is burned at the stake when he becomes too popular with the troops.

Another, usually the Elder, plays the part of Casca, dressed in Roman uniform, who executes “Jesus” with their holiest relic, the Spear of Longinus. I am expecting some development of this character. I really like the premise, the writing is really good and the story kept me engaged throughout. Long before the Highlander, there was Casca the immortal. Spanning a journey of one-hundred and fifty years, his battles take him from the great empire of Rome to Greece, Khmer, Vietnam, and finally to Israel.

The Eternal Mercenary

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 is easily recognizable by the long facial scar that he possesses. So you just a soldier doing your job.