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Casca. Today’s Cover The Eternal Mercenary created by Barry Sadler, forever fighting until the Second Coming. This website is dedicated to the history. The Eternal Mercenary (Casca, No. 1) [Barry Sadler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. book. Casca: The Eternal Mercenary [Barry Sadler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the moment Casca ran his spear through the torso of.

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Given that this soldier has fragments of a mortar shell lodged in his brain, he should be dead, but upon closer inspection, his skull and brain seem to be healing themselves.

In this first book we meet Casca Rufio Longinus who is the Savler soldier that stabbed Christ during the crucifixion. But, as I said, I’m willing to give the series at least one more book, if not two. The stories revolve around the life of Sxdler Rufio Longinus, a soldier in the Roman legions who is cursed by Christ on Golgotha for driving a spear into him.

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Sgt Barry Sadler’s hit song about the green berets in Vietnam provides a glimpse into his heart. The author’s knowledge of history, ancient warfare, and military tactics was quite extensive.

Casca acquired the scar while trying to short-change a local prostitute in the Holy Land. Cascs, his blood is now poison; toxic to any living thing.


The rest of Casca’s life is then changed, and so the legend begins. I could identify with some of the military jargon, military attitude, and mindset. At the end eadler the book he was wondering if he could be a general and just shrugged it off, thinking, na, I am just a soldier. Unfortunately he sadelr not posses the sick comedic qualities of Marvel’s Deadpool. Cursed by Christ on Golgotha. To avoid death by hanging in colonial China, turn… More.


He fights his way to the chieftanship of one of these groups using his knowledge of modern firearms and tactics. Good, he thought, good.

The Anzac by Tony Roberts. The doctors surgically removed the shrapnel from Romain’s brain simultaneously with the unidentified metal mass in Romain’s thigh. Other books in the series.

Plus I needed something shorter after the time-dilated reading of Battlefield Earth. The character reminds me a bit of Marvel Comic’s Wolverine and the main character from the Highlander movies, an immortal.

Well, the Bible records a Roman soldier piercing His side with a spear to make sure He was dead. Published August 15th by Jove first published January 1st The batry featuring the “yellow man” seem fitting with all the guys in the 70’s and 80’s who loved to exoticize everything from the far east, or the “orient” as they probably prefer.

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.

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Also, the only black character in the whole story is the sort of stereotype I expected from an African character written in the ‘s, not the ‘s.

Some claim it took place during a robbery while others say he was training Contra rebels. And I wasn’t disappointed, Casca is sadldr Roman legionnaire that pierces Jesus Christ on the cross to ensure that he is dead.

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. This series of books starts off with Jesus condeming Casca to forever be what he is until acsca meet again. Jesus condemned Casca by saying, “Soldier, you are content with what you are. I found this book as a teen and loved it then. See this thread for more information.


You should probably flex while reading this book.

So the women in the novel: The Brotherhood was founded by Izram, a man who called himself the Thirteenth Disciple, in the wake of Jesus’s death at the hands of Casca’s bwrry thrust. I have prowled internet sites and book stores to collect all the paperbacks in the series written by Barry Sadler. Well not historically, but in this Barry Sadler novel Casca is the name given to the soldier. This first book starts with Casca, or Casey Romain as he was known in the American army in Vietnam, is grievously wounded and appears near death.

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I found it fairly light, fast reading. In 2nd century China, Casca first encounters the fanatical disciples of the Brotherhood of The Lamb who amputate his hand. Yeah, that’s right, not much. Also, Romain is now muttering Latin in his delirium; not college Latin, but the Latin of the ancient Caesars. I actually read this when I was really young; around the time it came out, so 6, 7 years old. Also shop in Also shop in. Sword of the Brotherhoodthe spear of Longinus is stolen by the Sassanid Persians and Casca is blackmailed into retrieving it.

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