The Battle of Sauron


War World: The Battle for Sauron, by John F. Carr and Donald Hawthorne, is the long awaited novel chronicling the final battle in the war between the First Empire of Man and the Sauron Coalition of Secession; this is the battle that will determine whether mankind is supplanted by a race dedicated to the military arts, or continues to reign triumphant over the disparate and far flung worlds of humanity.

War World is a science fiction military series created by Jerry E. Pournelle and John F. Carr and takes place in Pournelle’s CoDominium/Empire of Man future history. The War World series takes place on a barely-habitable moon named Haven, or War World as it becomes known. Haven is a hard scrabble world of extreme temperatures, hard radiation, deadly flora and fauna, wastelands and contains some of the toughest human occupied space. Life on Haven is a constant struggle against the moon itself and the moon’s other human and non-human occupants.

During the First Empire of Man, Haven was used as a recruiting ground for the Imperial Marines and became one of the first worlds jettisoned when the war against the Sauron dominated Coalition of Secession got ugly. When a shipload of Saurons bent on conquest arrives unexpectedly, War World goes from pest hole to Hellhole! For more information and updates, please visit our new War World web site at:

Cover image © Alan Gutierrez.

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, 2013

Distributed by Pequod Press

eISBN: 978-0-937912-64-5

Copyright 2013 by John F. Carr and Donald Hawthorne

A portion of this novel first appeared in WAR WORLD Vol. I: The Burning Eye edited by Jerry E. Pournelle and John F. Carr, published by Baen Books in 1988. This Second Edition has been significantly revised.

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Electronic version by Baen Books