The Longini[ edit ] 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 retained, thus preserving their identity to one another. Casca 3: The War Lord : Casca travels to 3rd century Byzantium and China, where he is buried alive by a jealous empress. Casca 6: The Persian : Casca becomes a commander in the army of Persian king Shapur II , but is burned at the stake when he is branded a heretic. Casca 8: Soldier of Fortune : Casca serves as a mercenary based in Cambodia.
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Shelves: mens-adventure A departure from the chronological order of the first three. Casca is now a soldier on the eastern German front fighting the Russians. Most Germans are the same as men everywhere, with families that they A departure from the chronological order of the first three.
Most Germans are the same as men everywhere, with families that they love, but they, like the Russians, are victims of a few ambitious men, men gone insane seeking their immortality; and insanity is contagious, it can drive those about them mad with the same sickness of mind and spirit.
They have not been idle in the passing centuries! The first third of the book is about Casca and his squad in their tank. Fighting other tanks. Equipment and explosions. I was quite bored. Once the retreat begins, I feel like, the story begins. One by one Casca loses his comrades, one in a sad and spectacular way. Enjoyable quick read, recommended! Apr 28, Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it So you just a soldier doing your job. You shove a spear tip into the side of this supposed messiah, except he is the real thing.
He curses you to wander the earth till his return. Not bad right, immortality and all. Oh but he also curses you to be a soldier forever at war, never to know peace. This is the story of Casca the Roman legionnaire that stabbed Christ. Forever wandering the earth fighting one war after another. Great adventure series. Very recommended Dec 01, Brentman99 rated it really liked it While I read this series years ago, I think that this was one of my favourites.
However, I have to say that as I get back into the series, some of the writing is bad and the editing is horrible.
With a lot better editing, this series could have been quite good. I still like the premise of a soldier cursed to live until Christ While I read this series years ago, I think that this was one of my favourites. I still like the premise of a soldier cursed to live until Christ returns, but Harry Turtledove and others do a much better job of writing this stuff. I love how Casca ends up with an overly large, but reliable and happy companion in two of the four books so far.
Your call. I still think that they are a fun read and Sadler writes combat well. Worth the mindless time spent reading. In this story, he is called Carl Langer a name used again in later books rather than Casca. Langer is fighting to stop Communism spreading all over Europe but when Jews are murdered in the Final Solution, he finds he can no longer stomach the Germans and fights them too. After many battles, he is finally caught and brought before Hitler himself who along with Casca meets Goldman again and tells him of when he fought on the German side in WW2 in a tank crew against the Russians the Ivans.
After many battles, he is finally caught and brought before Hitler himself who along with others know of his supernatural history. The book is worth reading for the wealth of detail of the fight between the Nazis and Russians, showing that war is truly hell. Not much in the way of his cursed condition is mentioned in this book, which can easily be read in a single sitting.
The crew are slowly whittled down until only Casca remains, even the tank expires.
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