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.
|Published (Last):||22 June 2014|
|PDF File Size:||8.89 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||19.62 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Casca is a series of paperback novels, and since Januaryebooks as well, created and written by author Barry Sadler in The stories revolve around the life of Casca Rufio Longinus, the soldier in the Roman legions who drove the Holy Lance into the side of Jesus Christ on Golgothaand in the novels who is doomed by Jesus to wander the Earth aimlessly, always as a soldier, until the Second Coming. The character is loosely based on the Longinus legend of Christianity.
Sadler wrote some of the early novels in the series while the others were assigned to ghostwriters. Two subsequent novels Casca The Liberator and Casca The Defiant were written by Paul Dengelegi. The current author, Tony Robertshas written all the novels sinceexcluding Casca Immortal Dragon and Casca The Outlawwhich were written by Michael B. In April”Casca Immortal Dragon” was removed from the list of books on casca. The Outlawwas removed for the same reason. There is another story, in the form of an unauthorized audiobook, Casca: The Outcastwhich was written by Paul Dengelegi in Casca was first introduced in Casca 1: Little is known about his early life, although vague clues are given in various books in the series.
He spent most of his adult life serving the Roman empire in the Legions, and there are some scraps of information about merceenary family. He grew up in the hill country of Etruria, now known as Tuscany, to the north of Mercenady.
The village name was Falerno. His uncle, Tontine, enlisted into the army under Julius Caesar. His family died of plague and the young Casca burned the family home afterward. He enlisted into the 7th Legion at either Messilia  or Livorno. Only made it back into the forests of Germania.
He joined the 10th Legion and was sent to Jerusalem where he was assigned to the execution detail for three prisoners, amongst whom was Jesus. At Golgotha, Casca stabbed Jesus with his spear, in an th to relieve Jesus of his pain and suffering.
Jesus condemned Casca by saying, “Soldier, you are content with what you are. Then that you shall remain until we meet again. As I go now to My Father, you must one day come to Me. Casca did not initially understand what was happening to him until he was condemned to work in labor mines te a year period. There he slowly discovered that he does not age and cannot be killed or seriously wounded.
He learned that he is immortal, although he can feel all pain inflicted on his person. While his wounds heal completely, his body accumulates countless scars over the cascaa. Casca possesses an affinity for spoken languages.
He can master most languages that he encounters, including their dialects, colloquialisms, and sub-tongues.
Casca is also superbly skilled in edged weapons. He was first trained mercenaryy a Roman Legionnaire with the Gladius Iberius sword. He later improved those skills as a Gladiator in the Circus Maximus. Casca is easily recognizable by the long facial scar that he possesses. It runs from the side of his eye to his mouth in a crescent shape, giving him a permanent sneer. Casca acquired the scar mercneary trying to short-change a local prostitute in the Holy Land.
The Eternal Mercenary
Over the years many onlookers assume that Casca received the wound while in battle; Casca just chuckles mercensry thinks, “If they only knew. He first met Casca when the latter was brought into the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and a large mortar shell fragment lodged in his skull and into his brain, which should have been fatal. Goldman discovered Casca’s unusual healing properties and became his biographer and chronicler after hearing his story. He is often visited by Casca for updates on his life and experiences throughout the ages.
Goldman later etdrnal the Army and establishes his own practice. Danny first meets Casca in book 34 Devil’s Horseman and gradually takes over from Goldman as his biographer.
The Brotherhood of the Lamb is a fanatical religious sect and sworn enemy of Casca. Mfrcenary is run by an elder, who cssca the sect’s hierarchy, the Inner Circle. The circle is composed of an elder and twelve other specially chosen brothers who run the militant religious organization. They preach force and power over traditional virtues of piety and compassion.
The Brotherhood was founded by Tue, a man who called himself the Thirteenth Disciple, in the wake of Jesus’s death at the hands of Casca’s spear thrust. He purchased the spear from some of Casca’s comrades to be used as a relic and symbol for the events on Golgotha. Known as “The Spear of Longinus”the sect eternsl the spear which forms the central focus at prayer times. On the most holy of days in the Brotherhood’s calendar, the sect recreates the crucifixion, right down to killing one of their blessed brethren who has been selected to act the part of Jesus.
Another, usually the Elder, plays the part of Casca, dressed in Roman uniform, who executes “Jesus” with their holiest relic, the Spear of Longinus. Izram went into the wilderness for forty days before a revelation came to him: Jesus said to Casca, “Soldier, you are content with what you are, so shall you be until we meet again”. Therefore, he reasoned that when Jesus returned at the Second Coming he would meet Casca.
The Brotherhood keeps Casca in their sights until that day; though they may hate Casca for his actions on Golgotha, they must not prevent him from meeting their Lord.
Casca Longinus is eyernal path back to Christ and they will stop at nothing in keeping their most hated enemy in their sights for all time. On occasions they inflict severe pain on Casca as punishment for his actions. Once, the Elder Dacort severed Casca’s hand for daring to touch the Spear at their monastery in Asia.
The Eternal Mercenary (Casca, #1) by Barry Sadler
The PersianRasheed, a minor acolyte, arranges to have Casca burned at the stake, thinking it just punishment for spearing Jesus. Casca was also a prisoner of the Brotherhood, in Casca The Cursed and Casca 4: The Avenger he kills Elder Thassus as part of his mission of vengeance.
In the novel Casca Sword of the Brotherhoodthe spear of Longinus is stolen by the Sassanid Persians and Casca is blackmailed into retrieving it. In Casca 28 we are introduced to the Longini, a family that is created to protect Casca through his long life. Unbeknown to the Eternal Mercenary, this family slowly grows and seeks to thwart the efforts of the Brotherhood.
Unlike the common habit where when a woman marries a man and loses her maiden name, in all cases of marriage the union results in the family name of Longini being merccenary, thus preserving their identity to one another. Immortal Dragon mercenady, and 33, Casca: Informer Casca author Paul Dengelegi wrote an unauthorized story titled Casca: Without the permission of the Casca publishers, he contracted with Americana Audio to have it casxa as a three-disc audiobook CD.