Heirs to Empire 1 – The Eye in the Storm
(Imperiets arvingar 1 – Bortförda)

Oskar Källner & Karl Johnsson

Alice and Elias live with their parents in the suburbs. One evening their mom disappears, and their dad is arrested by the police, suspected of being involved.

Alice and Elias decide to save their parents and head for the Lunsen forest to search for mom. But they find something completely different. In the same forest, the azkalor Brock, captain of spaceship The Eye, searches for a long-lost crewman. Brock and the siblings will soon realize that they have a common enemy …

The Eye in the Storm is the first part of the science-fiction series Heirs to Empire. 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 including a foldable illustration of the spaceship The Eye.

176 pages


Denmark: Gyldendal
Finland: Otava
Norway: Gyldendal
Sweden: Rabén & Sjögren


The Eye in the Storm goes off with full speed right from the very beginning. There’s a pace in the story and it’s a real page turner. Even though the series targets the ages nine to twelve isn’t exclusively for that age, anyone who likes a sci-fi adventure could get caught with the story and the amazing pictures. Karl Johnsson’s illustrations go perfectly with Oskar Källner’s story.”
Marias Bokhylla, blog / SWE

The Eye in the Storm suits adventurous and imaginative nine to twelve-year-olds, and thanks to the short chapters and the explosive illustrations it could entice both those who read a lot, and those who read less.”
Sofies Bokblogg, blog / SWE

“This is a really cool adventure for readers between the age of nine and twelve, but I would say it suits everyone who likes spaceships and intergalactic thrill! […] Every chapter contains a twist so that you just have to turn the page and read another one.”
Lagomlycklig, blog / SWE