When did you read your first Casca book?

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October 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm #2042
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Cujo711
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My father finished reading Eternal when I was around 12 years old. Seeing him finally close the book and put it down, and being the smart-ass that I was, I commented on seeing the book around the house for a year or more , and how slow a reader he was. He gave me a look that reminded me that he is my father and has no issues with smacking me, with the book if necessary. Then he told me he has read Eternal 5 times and the next 9 in the series a time or two also. I picked it up and started reading. That was in the early 80’s. My son picked Eternal up off my nightstand when he was 13 or so and has read it at least twice and listened to the audio book at least once.He is in his mid 20’s now.

October 20, 2013 at 1:49 am #2044
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KevinSchmitt
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I can’t remember what year it was, but is was before my daughter was born and she is 27.

October 21, 2013 at 12:59 am #2046
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Harri
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A fraternity brother lent me EM in 81 or 82. I didn’t realize it was a series till a few years later when I found a later-release copy of EM and it listed a few more in the lead pages.

October 21, 2019 at 3:37 pm #2921
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Bertin
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January, 2019. A guy in a Highlander Facebook group wrote: Since we’re fans of immortality I’d like to share something I’d learned about as a kid, a series called Casca: The Eternal Mercenary. He was a Roman Legionnaire who stabbed Christ on the cross who doomed him to “be a soldier until I return. As I now go to my father now someday you must come to me.” Each book is a different time period, from Roman times to present where he served in Vietnam. His body is covered in scars from his battles. There’s a Watcher like group called the Brotherhood of the Lamb that is his eternal enemy, led by someone claiming to be the 13th disciple…

December 5, 2020 at 2:04 am #3037
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Gerrykn
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I got my first Casca book #2 while waiting for a plane at the USO on my way to Korea in October 1987. I ended up trading a book I just bought for it. I looked for more of the series for years, but it wasn’t like I could search the Internet or EBAY for them back then. I found #7 and #12 while deployed to Desert Storm in a book swap area. I eventually got them all.

January 17, 2021 at 3:16 pm #3058
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mbmellis
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I started buying them from #1 when first published around 1980. Sadly I gave the first few away, though I still own #5 forward. I think Tony is doing a much better job the the ghost writers that did many of them.

January 18, 2021 at 10:38 am #3059
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Tony Roberts
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Thank you. I do have 1-4 on the website, if you’re interested in reuniting the series.

August 3, 2021 at 4:29 pm #3107
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casca63
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I can’t remember the year but my father found book one in an airport while traveling on business. I guess it must have been sometime in the early 80’s. He read it and passed it along to me. We found the first 3 books at local book stores but had to wait for book 4 to be published. We eventually read all books written by Barry. I still have all those books and I’ve re-read them from time to time. As I traveled for business in the 90’s I found a few books in the high teens but not in any order. I think book 20 was the last one I read. So last night a buddy of mine asked why I gave up my CASCA license plate, well that got me to thinking about the books again and man was I shocked to learn there are 50 plus books.

I thought I would look through the titles and get the books I’ve missed but holy crap whats with the prices? I’ll need a part time job to get the books I need. And what is so special about book #1 that I’m seeing it listed from $90 to $900 bucks?

August 5, 2021 at 9:50 am #3108
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Tony Roberts
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The thing with these books is that the old run is out of print and so getting rarer and rarer which pumps up the price. The price of the new books has been set at $12.95 which hasn’t changed since 2006. Because of Amazon’s high set of fee charges it isn’t worth my time putting the paperbacks on that site as I would lose money on every sale.

Therefore I can only sell on my own website which explains why you only see second hand books on Amazon. If someone sells a Casca book on amazon and says new then they are lying.

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