Casca by Barry Sadler
Casca: The Eternal Mercenary is a series of military adventure novels created by American novelist Barry Sadler. The titular character, Casca Rufio Longinus, is the Roman soldier who drove a spear into Jesus Christ. Because of this, he has been forced to roam the Earth as a mercenary until the Second Coming. Throughout the series, he also meets several historical figures like Adolf Hitler, Attila the Hun, Blackbeard, Genghis Khan, Marco Polo, Robert E. Lee, William the Conqueror, George Washington, Mohammed and many others.

Barry Sadler began his Casca series in 1979 with the novel The Eternal Mercenary. Although most of his novels in the series were likely ghostwritten, the final novel credited to him was The Mongol in 1990. The next two novels were written by Paul Dengelegi. The latest revival of the series has been written by Tony Roberts. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of the Casca: The Eternal Mercenary books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Casca Books


The Eternal Mercenary(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
God of Death(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The War Lord(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Panzer Soldier(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Barbarian(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Persian(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Damned(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soldier of Fortune(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sentinel(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Conquistador(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Legionnaire(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The African Mercenary(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Assassin(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Phoenix(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pirate(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Desert Mercenary(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Warrior(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cursed(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Samurai(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soldier of Gideon(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trench Soldier(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mongol(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Liberator(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Defiant(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Halls of Montezuma(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Johnny Reb(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Confederate(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Avenger(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Immortal Dragon(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Napoeleon's Soldier(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Conqueror(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Anzac(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Outlaw(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Devil's Horseman(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword of the Brotherhood(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Minuteman(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Roman Mercenary(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Continental(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crusader(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blitzkrieg(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Longbowman(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Barbarossa(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The series is written by Barry Sadler until The Mongol. The next two books (The Liberator & The Defiant) were written by Paul Dengelegi. From there on, most of the rest of the novels have been written by Tony Roberts, except for Immortal Dragon and The Outlaw (by Michael B. Goodwin). Both of the Michael B. Goodwin novels have been proven to be plagiarized and have been permanently removed from the series (and publication).

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Casca Synopsis: In The Samurai by Barry Sadler (book 19), Casca finds himself in feudal Japan, where he teams up with Muramassa – the legendary samurai warrior.


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