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Tony Roberts
Americana Books; #28 edition (2008)
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Cover of Casca 1: The Eternal Mercenary. The current author, Tony Roberts, has written all the novels since 2006, excluding Casca 29: Immortal Dragon and Casca 33: The Outlaw, which were written by Michael B. Goodwin. Casca is a series of paperback novels, and since January 2014, ebooks as well, created and written by author Barry Sadler in 1979. In April 2013, "Casca 29: Immortal Dragon" was removed from the list of books on casca. net due to alleged plagiarism, and shortly afterwards his other novel in the series, Casca 33: The Outlaw, was removed for the same reason.

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Tony Roberts latest book in Barry Sadler's Casca The Eternal Mercenary Series. Casca returns to Constantinople seeking revenge on the Brotherhood of the Lamb for the deaths of his woman and child. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound.

Time enough for rest, Casca thought. He watched the myriad islands of the Cyclades slide by to port and starboard as the galley pushed its ram-fitted nose through the wine-dark sea.

Time enough for rest, Casca thought o watch the islands and breathe the fresh air of the sea they covered from horizon to horizon. They were like an enormous convoy of strange ships floating on the dark water under the clear blue sky. Like an honor guard of vessels the gods had sent to speed him off on his voyage to freedom. He smiled inwardly at the childish thought.

Author Tony Roberts continues Barry Sadler's popular casca series. Casca The Eternal Mercenary is a man that cannot die and will remain a soldier until the end of time. Casca returns to the United States to escape British justice. Casca opts for the safety of the American army just as war with Mexico breaks out. Teaming up with a unit of Marines, he becomes part of the birth of a legend. Enjoying a few years of respite from war in the colonies of British North America, Casca becomes romantically involved with Rose Maplin, daughter of an ambitious merchant. So when the newly arrived Sir Richard Eley, a major in the army, falls for the same woman, trouble is not far away.

The Eternal Mercenary series started in 1979, and may continue forever because irony (41 volumes as of late . Casca was portrayed on the cover of the books by photos of his author Barry Sadler, who himself was a fairly well trained mercenary

The Eternal Mercenary series started in 1979, and may continue forever because irony (41 volumes as of late 2014). It depicts the further adventure of the Roman soldier who pierced Jesus Christ’s side, as he was cursed with eternal life. But within the, err, rigid limits of the genre it’s well-considered. Casca was portrayed on the cover of the books by photos of his author Barry Sadler, who himself was a fairly well trained mercenary. Casca usually wears military garments or fatigues.

More by Tony Roberts.

So he trains as a charioteer to gain imperial favour, but the Eternal Mercenary soon discovers that every success brings new dangers, where intrigue and betrayal lurk hand in hand. Casca’s quest takes him from the speed and excitement of the Hippodrome to the ravaged war-torn land of Italy, from the sun-baked lands of Persia to the sumptuous luxury of the Empress's bed chamber, where a wrong move or word could spell disaster in his plans to bring down the fanatical sect. More by Tony Roberts.

A paperback book series written from 1979 to the present day, Casca is a Wandering Jew series about Casey Romain, AKA Casca Rufio Longinius, AK. .the list goes on. While initially written by Barry Salder (of "Ballad of the Green Berets" fame), ghostwriters took up the job in the late '80s. After Sadler's death in 1989, other authors have written the rest, the most notable being Tony Roberts.

Tony Roberts latest book in Barry Sadler's Casca The Eternal Mercenary Series. Casca returns to Constantinople seeking revenge on the Brotherhood of the Lamb for the deaths of his woman and child.
  • I highly recommend this book of Casca and his adventures during the time of one of the Byzantine emperors ruling from Constantinople in the sixth century. Casca is a Roman soldier who is cursed by Christ to live an immortal life as a soldier throughout time. I'll leave the story's plot description to the first reviewer below, who summarizes it nicely. I completely agree with the two reviewers below that the additions of several chariot-racing scenes were very exciting and convey the impression of actually being in the chariot with Casca, crashing around the corners and speeding down the straight-aways. This is especially interesting because in the first Casca book, which occurs about 500 years before, Casca wants nothing at all to do with chariots. In fact, in this book he has a rough time learning to even control a chariot, let alone race a four-horse chariot later on.

    This book also contains Casca's small personal fights (sword and otherwise) all the way up to his involvment in large-scale battles against Persians in the East and Goths in the West, with revenge against the Brotherhood cult mixed in. These scenes are written in an exciting and descriptive style that brought me into the story's time and place and made me feel like I was personally witnessing, and sometimes taking part in, the action. And the descriptions of various settings throughout the story were also very well done; I could visualize the exotic grandeur of the palace to the carnage of pitched battles. This is what a Casca book is all about.

    The one suggestion for an improvement for me would be to eliminate the parts of the story and history that Casca is not directly affected by, had not witnessed, or was not told of directly. Events and historical side descriptions of what rulers and other characters are doing but that Casca is not involved with tend to slow down the faster pacing of the story. Basically, less story and history of others and more Casca action and adventure.

    Personally, I enjoy only the Casca books that occur in sword-based eras. So this was a much-appreciated book for me, as this is the first sword-era book from the author, Tony Roberts, the inheritor of the mantle of the series creator, Barry Sadler. And I'm looking forward to more of this kind of exciting sword-era action and adventure from him in the, hopefully, near future.

  • With this book Casca gets pissed off and starts actively hunting down and eliminating the "Brotherhood of the Lamb of God" one sword thrust at a time.

  • great

  • I just love to read all of the Casca books even though the first 22 were the best which were written by Barry Sadler personally.

  • The story started out a bit slow with the whole chariot race thing. It seemed to be a bit of a stretch that he went to the top of the charioteers in such a short time, but he did admit that he had been getting by on luck and his monstrous strength, not skill, by forcing the horses tighter into the turns than the others. It was all part of the plot, and didn't last too long. He did seem a little soft with the ladies and kids, but you would expect that from someone who just lost one of the loves of his life and someone he considered a son, so it fit into the storyline.

    The fight sequences were very exciting, both personal and as a commander. This is the kind of actions and skill in battle that you would expect from someone who has fought for centuries alongside history's greatest. I loved the way he worked the story of the "Walker" in. The author sometimes has a tendency to have Casca allow enemies to live (much to my irritation while I am reading); who we know will come back and threaten him and those he cares for later. This was not as evident in this story. The only one he kept around was necessary to get to many more. Some actually found fault with his never killing this person (even though he just missed); even going so far as to say it was contrary to the title of the book. I disagree with them on that point. The individual was a real character from history, and killing him would not have fit. That is a pitfall of using real history in your fiction. Also I think by using that person, he did plenty of "avenging" on the Brotherhood. I don't imagine that after all the killing Casca did in this story; I would have the stomach for anymore avenging either.

    I know how some people feel about the touchy feeley stuff in the author's writing sometimes, and I tell you I do love to read the action bits! Though we should remember, although immortal, Casca is still a human being that has suffered and lost everyone dear to him. He should be allowed some moments of weakness. If you can't accept this, I can recommend some CONAN the Barbarian titles. These books really make you think about whether you really would want to live forever. I don't think I would.

  • Sinc eim in the mood for posting today i thought i would go back and review books i even read months ago.

    Like i posted on this dudes blog - i think this guy came up short in the previous books but this one is a step up.

    i would give it 2 and a half stars. The beginning kinda sucked and was laughable with some of the corny lines casca says.

    but then it does get better. the chariot rides and the fights were pretty good, but casca seemed to learn how to be the best much too quickly.

    The love interest thingamajig was done pretty solidly too. At least it wasnt girly and smoochie like a sappy love story.

    But like previous reviewrs stated, the ending rips the whole title off! And made this reader mad a shell because casca didnt get his revenge or his mian man he was after.

    Now dont that pretty much ruin the whole thing? And how come casca dont kick butt with kung fu martial arts like in the old books?

    I have to say at least this one is a damn sight better than the last two i read from this author. But it leaves me in a quandary. I dig this series, man. But do i give this author another tryout?