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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Casca: The Eternal Mercenary (Literature) – TV Tropes

If Casca nust wait Well done, good and faithful servant, well done! Casca is a soldier of the Roman army around the time of Christ’s death, sometime around 33 A. Casca is easily recognizable by the long facial scar that he possesses.

Since Barry Sadler’s death inthe Casca series mercnary in has continued on with contributing ghost writers. Several women climaxed in their excitement and tried to throw themselves to the arena below. I’ll probably try a few more in the series to find out where Sadler is going to take this character. All he has are his own memories. Not just doing the same thing for hundreds of years. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Casca is a down-to-Earth, practical man who is content with his life as a soldier, and enjoys the rituals of daily life as a Roman.

Views Read Edit View history. Even better, he had taken Casca’s advice and beat the hell out of his wife with a stout rod. eetrnal

Not bad right, immortality and all. I could identify with some of the military jargon, military attitude, and mindset. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It seems weird for a guy who actually served in Vietnam, but I’m guessing he mostly enjoyed the prostitutes.


Without the permission of the Casca publishers, he contracted with Americana Audio to have it published as a three-disc audiobook CD. Casca did not initially understand what was happening to him until he was condemned to work in labor mines over a year period. Even the bits of the story which discuss modern times bespeak of Sadler’s knowledge of military matters.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? At every turn of his sword, at every miraculously healed wound on his body, csca every escape from death, the words of Jesus echoe merceenary through his mind, “Soldier, you are content with what you are. Then that you shall remain until we meet again. For some reason Casca is the Roman soldier who pierced Jesus on the cross.

Open Preview See a Problem? Casca 01 the Eternal Mercenary Author s: I’m looking forward to the rest of the series. Sadler based this book on actual events that occurred in the Pacific theater during World War Two.

But I still had the satisfaction of using him like a woman. So I don’t really feel compelled to read more of these, and I don’t think it’s okay to just ignore all mercenarry problematic elements. You shove a spear tip into the side of this supposed messiah, except he is the real thing. When told to finish mrecenary Jew off Casca stabs him in the side, just as the Bible tells it, but Jesus has a few words with Casca.

Great book This was a great book. For some reason I came back to this book in thought and decided to buy it. An extremely interesting view o the professional soldier’s life by an author who seems to have felt the pain of war. Casca sails the high seas with Blackbeard and other dread buccaneer chieftains. When it comes to different races, you have the stereotypical Asian mentor. The rest of the series focuses on different points in military history all across the world, from ancient times to the present.


Casca Rufio Longinus is the Roman soldier who pierced Jesus’ side with a spear. Therefore, he reasoned that when Jesus returned at the Second Coming he would meet Casca. There are not a lot of characters or sub-story lines to follow, so that allows the reader to stay attentive.

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.

Yeah, that’s right, not much.

The Eternal Mercenary

Casca accepts a contract to rescue the daughter of a munitions cascw held captive by a Berber tribal chieftain. He enlisted into the 7th Legion at either Messilia [2] or Livorno. Dec 20, John Massey rated it it was amazing.

You would think he would have become a follower, seeing how he is living proof of Jesus’s power. As the astonished staff looks on, his tissues visibly repair themselves.

I loved his music, and eternql bravery and patriotism, but this expands that respect and admiration.

Casca was first introduced in Casca 1: The book has many occasions where 70’s slang wreck the suspension of disbelief in this Roman-era story.