Jump to the game stats Context The Eternal Mercenary series started in , and may continue forever because irony 41 volumes as of late Marital Status: Married. Known Relatives: Tontine uncle, deceased , Lida wife, deceased. Group Affiliation: Various military organizations throughout history.
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Apart from being a military veteran, Barry Sadler is also a widely known actor, author, singer, and songwriter. During his military years, Barry served in the American army as a Green Beret medic during the war in Vietnam.
As a writer who used to serve in the army, there is a recurring military theme in most of his works hence in every book that he has written Barry accredits himself as the SSG Barry Sadler.
On the other hand, Barry describes his mother as a successful entrepreneur who used to manage several bars and restaurant in their hometown. As Barry Sadler was growing up, his family began to move from town to town every now and then. At the tenth grade, Barry dropped from high school and decided to hitchhike across the country.
While in the Air force, Barry Sadler was trained as a radar technician. After completing his training, he was posted in Japan. Later on Sadler volunteered for the United States Special Forces where he began training as a combat medic.
Once he completed his training, he was posted to Vietnam as a combat medic. While in Vietnam, Barry stepped on a punji stick and was severely wounded in the knee. Since he had been taking antibiotics for Dysentery, there were no ill effects from the Punji stick but as time went by, Barry developed an infection on the Wounded Knee hence he was quickly flown to the Walter Reed hospital in the US.
After an exhaustive examination of the knee, the doctors at the Walter Reed hospital decided to conduct surgery on the knee so as to drain out the fluids and also administer penicillin. After he had completely recovered, Sadler decided to finish a song that he had been writing, The Ballad of the Green Berets, which became a huge success worldwide. For five consecutive weeks, the Ballad of the Green Berets was number one on the Billboard top songs and sold slightly over a million records.
In the year , Sadler decided to write novels since it became a little bit difficult for him to write another major hit. All in all, Sadler is widely known for the Casca series which like his first song also became a major hit. The Eternal Mercenary The eternal Mercenary is the first installment in the Casca series and is a modern blend of two primeval legends. As Jesus was being crucified, Longinus stabbed Jesus with a spear so as to end his agony. The second legend in Eternal Mercenary is that of the wandering Jew, who was cursed by Jesus to wander across the world until Jesus second coming.
Jesus placed this curse on the Jew because he had made an insulting or a derogatory remark as he was being taken to be crucified. The wandering jew and the roman centurion have all been cursed until the second coming of Jesus Christ. All in all, this installment is full of adventure and takes the protagonist from one war to another. In every case, the protagonist endures different types of injuries and wounds. While recuperating, the main protagonist gets healed miraculously by a rather strange and miraculous power which in turn makes his blood poisonous to other creatures and beings.
As time goes by his own existence becomes a nuisance hence he ends up being an object of hatred and spite. He leads a lonely life without any friends or company. Furthermore, everything that he desires eludes him including death which he believes will be a solution to his problems and an end to his misery.
Instead of being a hero, he becomes more of a victim; a victim of fate in a situation that he can do nothing about. God of Death As the second installment of the Casca series, the God of Death continues the story of the main protagonist Casca, who had been cursed by Jesus to wander across the world. In this installment, Casca sails to a new world on a Viking dragon ship.
After his heart has been removed, he stands up and reinserts his heart back to its original place while other people are watching. After seing Casca reinsert his heart back to its original place, he is instantaneously deified as the God of Death. Despite being the second installment, the God of Death is not entirely in chronological order hence you must have read the first book to make the connections in the second book.
In this book, Casca awakes from a euphoric sleep and sees his spear go into the side of a man who was on a cross. His spear gets lost as he is sent from Judea. Unkwown to Casca this was not a vision but rather a beginning of a threat that would follow him wherever he goes for eternity. In addition, this threat will also cost him, his ability to use his hands. Barry also introduces one, Dr.
Goldman, who later on learns at the beginning of an adventure that will take Casca, to China behind the Great wall. While in China Casca is going to rise to the position of a warlord and also an heir to the throne. But unkwown to Casca, he is going to be buried alive by a frustrated royal concubine. We recently conducted a poll among visitors and the Memory Man series was voted the 8th most favourite series by all readers.
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More details. However there is a lot more to Blake than just that series. He has written some of the best sci-fi books there is such as Dark Matter and Recursion. More Details. Did You Know… Bernard Cornwell attempted to enlist in the British armed services at least three times, but was rejected on the grounds of myopia.
Apart from being a military veteran, Barry Sadler is also a widely known actor, author, singer, and songwriter. During his military years, Barry served in the American army as a Green Beret medic during the war in Vietnam. As a writer who used to serve in the army, there is a recurring military theme in most of his works hence in every book that he has written Barry accredits himself as the SSG Barry Sadler. On the other hand, Barry describes his mother as a successful entrepreneur who used to manage several bars and restaurant in their hometown. As Barry Sadler was growing up, his family began to move from town to town every now and then. At the tenth grade, Barry dropped from high school and decided to hitchhike across the country. While in the Air force, Barry Sadler was trained as a radar technician.
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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. Casca African Mercenary : In , Casca is sent on a mission to kill an African dictator, but is betrayed by his allies.