Alice and Elias travel through the galaxy with the crew of the spaceship The Phoenix. They are searching for the krao ship that keeps their mom a prisoner. They find the enemy ship docked to the space station The Iron Rose. The only problem is that it’s guarded by hundreds of krao warriors. A rescue mission is planned, but just when they are about to execute it everything takes an unexpected turn …

The Iron Rose is the second part of the science-fiction series Children of the Phoenix. It is a colorful universe teeming with intelligent species, all with their own distinctive characteristics, culture, biology and technology. A galaxy with both awe-inspiring miracles and shadowy mysteries in fast paced adventures into the unknown. The story of Alice’s and Elias’s journey is an epic space tale that will take your breath away.

The chapters are short and easy to read with a lot of dialogue, and the book is filled with cool four-color images.

184 pages


Denmark: Gyldendal
The Faroe Islands: Bókadeildin Føroya Læraraferlags
Finland: Otava
Germany: Atrium Kinderbuch
Lithuania: Alma Littera
Norway: Gyldendal
Sweden: Rabén & Sjögren
USA: Mad Cave Studios


“Two personal favorites have docked their spaceships, and the result – Children of the Phoenix 1 & 2 – is nothing less than amazing young adult novels. The fact that we’re served with two books in the same spring is a wonderful luxury, and I already can’t wait for part three this fall. […] this is a must-read for every child in middle grade-age with the tiniest interest in books, space, adventure, mysteries and aliens. […] now, I’d just like to jump into a wormhole and appear right at the release party of the third book.”
Barrikaden / SWE

”These books have been truly joyful to read. Both me and the son have looked forward to reading every night. […] Us readers who don’t have any experience on how to write books won’t notice all the details, but it’s still clear to me that Källner is a real professional at what he does. The Children of the Phoenix-books are really, really well-written. […] both genders are represented with non-stereotypical and varying qualities, without it being predictable. Together with Johnsson’s illustrations it gets even better […] Johnsson’s illustrations are overall incredibly fascinating and increases the wow-feeling you get from the book. […] This is some really, really good books that fit perfectly for most children! Even I as a parent can’t wait for the next book in the series. 5/5”
Barnboksfamiljen, blog / SWE

“Together with Oskar Källner’s epic space saga are Karl Johnsson’s illustrations, which are incredible. […] They’re so vivid and they give the story a greater depth which makes me get even more caught. It’s an easy-to-read page-turner (just one more page) and I can’t wait until my children are old enough to be able to enjoy this wonderful series.”
Marias Bokhylla, blog / SWE

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