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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A good start to a series of historical fiction. Thought I’d see how they read to my slightly older than 6-year old mind.

Therefore, he reasoned that when Jesus returned at the Second Coming he would meet Casca. 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. Everything else comes off as a bit slipshod, using mercenarh more than a half-remembered history class anecdote or a perfunctory flip through an Encyclopedia.

Sgt Barry Sadler’s hit song about the green berets in Vietnam provides a glimpse into his heart. His family died of plague and the young Casca burned the family home afterward. The Outcastwhich was written by Paul Dengelegi in Sadler wrote some of the early novels in the series while the others were assigned to ghostwriters.

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Gritty and full of history from the man who is not allowed to die. What happens after that depends on his behavior, but judging by his behavior Feb 16, Mike rated it liked it. Most of the novel, however, is a flashback of how Casca came to be. Suffice to say I bought it and reread it in a day. Books by Barry Sadler. I could identify with some of the military jargon, military attitude, and mindset. Czsca, that’s right, not much. In 2nd century Etsrnal, Casca first encounters the fanatical disciples of the Brotherhood of The Lamb who amputate his hand.


Creative, thought provoking, with bite size chapters, makes perfect summer read.

The book has many occasions where 70’s slang wreck the suspension of disbelief in this Roman-era story. It brought back awesome memories fr Long before the Highlander, there was Casca the immortal. Casca sails the mercenagy seas with Blackbeard and other dread buccaneer chieftains.

Also, Romain is now muttering Latin in his delirium; not college Latin, but the Latin of the ancient Caesars. Even mosquitos won’t bite him.

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There are not a lot of characters or sub-story lines to follow, so that allows the reader to stay attentive. Jul 13, Jim rated it really liked it. Even mercsnary, he had taken Casca’s advice and beat the hell out of his wife with a stout rod.

He is not exactly a good guy, but he is not bad, and he seems like he is on a journey to discover the mystery of his own existence. Casca is a galley slave, a ehernal laborer and wins his freedom in the gladiatorial ring.


Unless you’re just a fan of vintage racism.

Over the years many onlookers assume that Casca received the wound while in battle; Fhe just chuckles and thinks, “If they only knew. All he has are his own memories.

Casca is then cursed to walk the earth until Jesus’ second coming. He escapes after a long imprisonment and sails for South America with the expedition led by Hernando Cortes.

This story is quite amazing. Lists with This Book.


Published August 15th by Jove first published January 1st Long before the Highlander, there was Casca the immortal. The Brotherhood of the Lamb is a fanatical religious sect and sworn enemy of Casca. The epic tank battle at Kursk is described. Too much of a good thing is not a good thing. The language used in this novel is a little graphic from time to time more than I should have read as a teen. At the end of the book he was wondering if he could be a general and just shrugged it off, thinking, na, I am just a soldier.

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