Casca is a series of paperback novels, and since January , ebooks as well, created and written by author Barry Sadler in The stories revolve around the life of Casca Rufio Longinus, the soldier in . Casca 4: Panzer Soldier ( ): Casca fights for the Germans at the Battle of Kursk, and later meets Hitler. Casca 5. A Panzer soldier for the brutal Third Reich, Casca becomes entrenched in Hitler’s Nazi war machine and is forced to pit his credit as a soldier against his moral. Buy a cheap copy of Casca: Panzer Soldier book by Barry Sadler. Free shipping over $
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Amidst a bleak landscape of battle, Casca’s chance encounter with a war-torn Jewish woman puts his sense of decency to the test and takes him to the one remaining bunker in Berlin—Hitler’s lair—where he confronts the living madman. In the clandestine chamber of Adolf Hitler, secrets are revealed and destiny shows its hand. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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Panzer Soldier Casca 4 by Barry Sadler. A Panzer soldier for the brutal Third Reich, Casca becomes entrenched in Hitler’s Nazi war machine and is forced to pit his credit as a soldier against his moral judgment of humanity.
Sporting the honorable Knight’s Cross and a silver tanker’s badge, Casca leads the 1st SS Panzer Regiment against the hammering forces of Ivan, the throttlehold of Russia’s military. Comrader A Panzer soldier for the brutal Third Reich, Casca becomes entrenched in Hitler’s Nazi war machine and is forced to pit his credit as a soldier against his moral judgment of cascx.
Comradery, survival instinct, and highly developed German tanks keep Casca and his crew forging woldier, but when the reality of Hitler’s sinister manifesto is revealed to them, they begin to question their role in the destruction of humankind.
Mass Market Paperback0 pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask paanzer readers questions about Panzer Soldierplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nov 12, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: If you’re not familiar with the series, it follows Casca, the legionnaire who killed Christ as he was dying on the cross.
Christ cursed Casca to be as he was until they met again. Sadler wrote a couple of dozen books with Casca fighting as a soldier, usually some sort of grunt, in different time periods. He gets killed solvier, but always comes back to fight another day, so provides a lot of adventure. I’ve read all the Casca books written by Sadler when they first came out in published orde If you’re not familiar with the series, it follows Casca, the sooldier who killed Christ as he was dying on the cross.
I’ve read all the Casca books written by Sadler when they first came out in published order Listed here: While this was the 4th published, it is the 16th chronologically according to this list: Since Sadler died, another dozen have been published. I didn’t care too much for many of the later ones that Sadler did, though. This is possibly the best, IMO. This book has Casca as a Panzer tank commander at the Russian front which made for a very interesting perspective.
Sadler did a good job describing a lot of the horrors of the war, but the editing could have been better. The writing was uneven at times. Generally though, I appreciated his quick style of writing.
Sadler uses ‘decimate’ to mean ‘halved’ at one point. I know the popular definition has changed, but that’s no excuse.
English is rich enough in words that there is no need to mangle a perfectly good one that actually defines itself. Overall, I liked it a lot.
I think I’ll read another. Mar 09, Robert Mills rated it it was amazing. The Casca stories are dasca reads that are filled with violence and adventure from a solider who found a niche and filled it.
Paperback Warrior: Casca #04 – Panzer Soldier
Dec 01, Brentman99 rated it really liked it. While I read this series years ago, I think that this was one of my favourites. However, I have to say that as I get back into the series, some of the writing is bad and the editing is horrible. With a lot better editing, this series could have been quite good. I still like the premise of a soldier cursed to live until Christ retu While I read this series years ago, I think that this was one of my favourites.
I still like the premise of a soldier cursed to live until Christ returns, but Harry Turtledove and others do a much better job of writing this stuff. I love how Casca ends up with an overly large, but reliable and happy companion in two of the four books so far.
I still think that they are a fun read and Sadler writes combat well. Worth the mindless time spent reading. Jun 24, Simon Ford rated it really liked it. Good descriptive, historical, war is hell narrative of an immortal warrior as he travels through the ages.
Not much in the way of his cursed condition is mentioned in this book, which can easily be read in a single sitting.
The crew are slowly whittled down until only Casca remains, even the tank expires. This is standard Casca series book. If you are familiar with it you pretty much know what to expect. If you are not you should read first one in the series before going further.
Soldoer book has its flaws, some specific to this one and some that are standard in entire series.
Panzer Soldier (Casca, #4) by Barry Sadler
Sadler’s writting style has always been a bit juvenile and this one is no better. Sometimes he tries to be funny, witty or make characters even more bad ass but all it achieves is to make everything annoying.
Sadler continues to This is standard Casca series book. Sadler continues to treat women characters who soldiier again mere sideshow and their existance serves only to serve character, in one way or the other as sluts and without mind of their own, swooning over heroes and dropping their panties almost by reflex when they meet “a real man”. There is significant difference in how he treats women on different sides.
There is a scene where our heroes retreat through Baltics which Sadler claims is first enemy territory Soviets conquer, more on that later and see aftermath of Red Army rape. While Casca and his friends are not exactlly outraged they are still saddened.
And yet earlier in the book positions are reversed and one of Casca’s comrades rapes Soviet female mortar crewmember, only situation unfolds so that it’s not actually a rape and she was willing see my point about Sadler’s treatment of women aboveshe is satisfied by prime example of German manhood and sokdier in fact in love but war prevents her from being with her new found love.
The Panzer Soldier
Casca and his crew are shown as “good Germans”, people who fought for Germany but weren’t Nazis, in fact they were pabzer. People who claim they were misled by Hitler, panzzer were shocked when they learned about Holocaust and so on. I guess it was to be expected since Sadler had to reconcile Casca being a hero while serving Nazi regime. This book also shows that Sadler didn’t bother ;anzer do any research and relied on casual knowledge he got from reading books and articles.
Units get misidentified, their locations are all wrong, technical details are off e. Panther tank had gasoline engine, not diesel as Sadler claimsdistances are given as either too short or too long.
These are things that only short time researching would allow to get right. Then there are things that just don’t add up. Then we get anti-partisan units cascz in East Prussia, Casca and his companion spend a long time not exact time is given but it’s between weeks and months running around East Prussia yet they start when Soviets are on solier border and never see Red Army despite psnzer fact that within time they spend there area was overrun by Soviets.
And these are far from only ones, again showing Sadler didn’t as much as glance on the map of Europe and didn’t bother to read even enyclopedia that’s s Wikipedia equivalent, for those too young to casac entry about relevant military operations. Not to mention last time he sees one of his friends is described twice with very different circumstances. Sloppy writting and sloppy editing, if Sadler made those mistakes any editor worth their pay should spot them.
With this in mind I have to wonder how any similar mistakes are in other works. But so far I didn’t see any because I’m not very familiar with time periods in question.
Also Sadler got away with it easier since we know less details about 2nd cetury roman campaigns than we do about WW2. Overall one of worse book in series. This is a re-read for me. Casca Rufio Longinus is the legendary Roman soldier who slayed Christ with a spear.
Just prior to dying, the Messiah tells Soldifr Like every book in this series, the descriptions of battles are graphic and casfa. I think this is always the mark of good historical fiction — you almost believe you are reading an actual account. I particularly like the historical fiction aspects of the series. Highly recommended book and series. Jun 28, Ben rated it it was amazing.
One of the best in the series with an unforgettable cast of characters who contribute to the storyline; Follow Gus, Teacher, Manny and Carl as they drive their Panzer into Russia spearheading Hitler’s Operation Citadel. A great story told from the personal perspective of the men casda faced off against the Russians looking out and fighting for each other and having to look behind their tank SS Totenkopf as well as in the front for enemies.
Apr 28, Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it. 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 solider. Oh but he also curses you to be a soldier forever at war, never to know peace.