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The War Lord (Casca #3)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  330 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Thrown from a Viking ship in the midst of a treacherous storm in the Mediterranean, Casca barely escapes a watery grave, only to face a new adventure teeming with allies, adversaries, and religious fanatics. Fighting off enemies from Saxon raiders to the warring Hsuing-nu tribe, Casca travels from Rome to the Great Wall, where he seeks the wisdom of the Far Eastern culture ...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published July 1st 1988 by Jove (first published 1980)
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Good tale and easy reading book

once you read the first book you are going to get hooked on the series. I found this book to be very interesting and would recommend it. it is fiction, and you're reminded of it when the main character comes back to life from the dead, after eight years in a tomb. However. Casca, is not afraid of anyone, least of all death. He fights like a tiger and can be very compassionate. I know book four will also be as good.

Timothy Boyd
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
Nov 07, 2014 Bill marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Decent story that could have lost 20% of the text with no ill effect.
John Cheeseman
Pretty decent adventure and I think I'm learning some ancient history as well.
David Duprey
Another interesting entry that took turns that were unexpected.
Zachary Lopez
This book was very interesting since I did not know about the Roman soldier that stabbed Jesus on the cross. It seems like a good series. Each book brings with it a new adventure of Casca's ordeal.
I particularly like the ones that put Casca into an older historical period, without gunpowder, or with minimal use of it.
Mark Ramirez
I finished this book in one day. I couldn't stop reading it. It's about an immortal soldier who lived through ages of war.
inspired and adventurous... one to add to the home library
Another Casca book done really well.
May 28, 2013 Randy rated it 5 of 5 stars
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American author, musician and former green beret.

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