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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From the moment Casca ran his spear through the torso of Jesus, the self-proclaimed “Son of God,” he began an endless lifelong journey filled with war, death, love, and heartache.
And what’s sad is they still get more personality than any woman in the story. He spent most of his adult life serving the Roman empire in the Legions, and there are some scraps of information about his family.
I would recommend this book only to casual racists, misogynists, and people who enjoy doing what they are told. Americana Pub Inc Availability: Jun 23, Woelf Dietrich rated it it was amazing.
He sacrificed to his gods, and in the ritual of his people he had ripped out her still-beating heart and eaten it while she still trembled The author’s knowledge of history, ancient warfare, and military tactics was quite extensive.
The Eternal Mercenary
He chuckled to himself. There is another story, in the form of an unauthorized audiobook, Casca: 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 piercing Jesus on the crucifix with a spear and is mercenwry to forever remain a soldier until the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
I would love to read the whole series of books if they are like this one. You shove a spear tip into the side of this supposed messiah, except he is the real thing.
Not bad right, immortality and all. I read many of these novels when I was younger and recently managed to get the whole collection wondering if it withstood the test of time. Barry Sadler appears to care about ancient fighting and Asian philosophy, and that’s about it. The first book covers Casca’s life for years after the crucifixion; much of it in slavery.
I read this, and I can easily see where it has similar themes to those others, but may have been single-handedly responsible for my interest in the lone immortal hero, the one who suffers most by outliving everything he’ll ever love.
So you just a soldier doing your job.
If Casca nust wait There are better ways to get your pulp fix. Another, usually the Elder, plays the part of Casca, dressed in Roman uniform, who executes “Jesus” with their holiest relic, the Spear of Longinus.
Looking through reviews, I found it interesting how many pulp enthusiasts bring up the sexism and racism, only to sort of shrug it off with excuses, like saying mercenaty was just a sign of the times. Several women climaxed in their excitement and tried to throw themselves to the arena below.
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Lists with This Book. Then that you shall remain until we meet again. The Brotherhood of the Lamb is a fanatical religious sect and sworn enemy of Casca.
The Brotherhood was founded by Izram, a man mercenwry called himself the Thirteenth Disciple, in the wake of Jesus’s death at the hands of Casca’s spear thrust. Good, he thought, good. Too much of a good thing is not a good thing. On the island of Ramree, a group of one thousand Japanese infantrymen was reduced to a group of twenty survivors after encountering the nightmarish reptiles. Well done, good and faithful servant, well done!
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Casca serves eyernal a general in the army of a Persian caliph and is burned at the stake when he becomes too popular with the troops. I loved his music, and his bravery and patriotism, but this expands that respect and admiration.
Without the permission of the Casca publishers, he contracted with Americana Audio to have it published as a three-disc audiobook CD. I will bide with him. Apr 28, Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it. Eternal Mercenary Author s: I thoroughly enjoyed them and think that they are worth the time spent reading.
You know that Jesus fella? Younger fans would think Barry has ripped off the Highlander TV show, except this book was first written back in 68 or so. The Eternal Mercenary Casca, No. Izram went into the wilderness for forty days before a revelation came to him: Due to the angle, they mercenaey identify it.