A wonderful beginning to a long-running series of novels about the Roman soldier who attended the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, The Eternal Mercenary details. The Eternal Mercenary has ratings and 84 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 .

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So while Langer partakes in the great battles of Smolensk, Kiev and Moscow in the titanic struggle between Germany and the USSR, another battle ensues in the corridors, streets and parks of Krakow, where Isabella has to not only succeed in her mission, but also to escape the clutches of a vengeful SS. Unless you’re just a fan of vintage racism. Casca fights in Vietnam as a U. The doctors surgically removed the shrapnel from Romain’s brain simultaneously with the unidentified metal mass in Romain’s thigh.

Aug 28, Theophilus Theo rated it really liked it. 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.

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Tony’s 42 is an excellent read. Casca accepts a contract to rescue the daughter of a munitions manufacturer held captive by a Berber tribal chieftain. The characters were decently developed and I was pulled into the narrative most of the time. Still, I found it to be quick and enjoyable.

To ask other readers questions about The Eternal Mercenaryplease sign up. I will try book 2 and maybe book 3 to see how Barry treats Casca. Creative, thought provoking, with bite size chapters, makes perfect summer read. Get to Know Us. Learn more about Amazon Prime.


An extremely interesting view o the professional soldier’s life by an author who seems to have felt the pain of war. Written by Barry Sadler Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler was a Green Beret, and the original artist who wrote and performed the song “Ballad of the Green Berets” featured in the John Wayne movie msrcenary has the experience to write in mrecenary first person about these experiences.

Casca manages to have the hand sewn back on by one of his traveling companions. Casca is then cursed to walk the earth until Jesus’ second coming.

The synopsis opens with a description of a religious connection that might offend some. Goldman discovered Casca’s unusual healing properties and became his biographer and chronicler after hearing his story. He keeps the style that Casca was written in.

Sadler based this book on actual events that occurred in the Pacific theater during World War Two. Views Read Edit View history.

He has ghost writers, too. Start reading Casca Casca 1 – 10 of 42 books. So the women in the novel: I have recommended this book to my son, a high school history teacher because of the historical-fiction, and his love and respect of the military.

If only she wasn’t so much bigger than me I would give her a sound thrashing and gentle her.

Jul 13, Jim rated it really liked it. He later improved mrecenary skills as a Gladiator in the Circus Maximus. She had given him fifty gold denarii for one evening.

In this series, Jesus condemns Casca to remain as a soldier until the Second Coming. Sgt Barry Sadler’s hit song about the green berets in Vietnam provides a glimpse into his heart. Jan 14, Jeffery rated it it was amazing. Go home, friend, and do yourself a kindness and beat your wife. The epic tank battle at Kursk is described. The Liberator and Casca And it’s all in the most cliched terms popular with macho writers of the era.


He generally doesn’t even say her name, mostly referring to her as woman, probably because Sadler kept forgetting her name.

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

One person found this helpful. I used to read these books as merfenary kid in high school. 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. I would love to read the whole series of books if they are like this one. He puts, in my opinion, a new facet into historical-fiction novels.

I read the in chronological order and loved it!

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The Outlawwhich were written by Michael B. I loved his music, and his bravery and patriotism, but this expands that respect and admiration.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The circle is composed of an elder and twelve other specially chosen brothers who csaca the militant religious organization. Casca and his forces accept a contract to overthrow tyrannical dictator Matthew Dzhombe, who is clearly modeled on Idi Amin, Ugandan leader.