Pasi Pitkänen
Publication date
Due July 2020
Piggsvin Forlag & WSOY
Format info

Kepler62 The New World 4: The Cave

Kepler62 - Uusi maailma: Luola

Kepler62 The New World 4: The Cave takes readers on an underground adventure!

Life on Kepler62 is no longer safe. The children have discovered weapons manufacteurer Vallvik and unearthed his terrifying plans.

It’s up to Marie to rescue the children, but first she must confront her father who is living in an underground cave beneath a volcano. Marie goes down into the heart of darkness alone and faces countless dangers in the depths of the cave. But she is also on an internal journey: as well as a dad, Marie had a mum and she starts to recall happy memories from her childhood.

In the end, can good triumph evil?

Bestseller authors Timo Parvela and Bjørn Sortland continue their award-winning formula of taking it in turns to write books. Illustrator Pasi Pitkänen’s powerful illustrations of their alien world and its inhabitants complements their storytelling perfectly.

Kepler62’s new inhabitants, a motley crew of children and few grown-ups, find themselves divided into two camps. This sets the scene for series two: each author focuses on the trials and tribulations of one tribe, with their stories eventually coming together as the series progresses. Each book in series two tells a stand-alone story, unlike the continuous story told by the first series. Timo Parvela has written books 1, 3 and 5, while Bjorn Sortland has written books 2 and 4. Pasi Pitkänen has illustrated all five books.


Series 1: Kepler62
Book 1: The Invitation, 2015
Book 2: The Countdown , 2015
Book 3: The Voyage , 2016
Book 4: The Pioneers, 2016
Book 5: The Virus, 2017
Book 6: The Secret, 2017

Season 2: Kepler62 The New World
Book 1: Two Tribes, 2018
Book 2: The Island, 2019
Book 3: The Whisperer’s Lair, 2019
Book 4: The Cave, due July 2020
Book 5: Gaia, due September 2020


4-colour illustrations
Age: 9+

Series rights sold

Polish (Widnokrąg)
Russian (Phoenix)