After uncovering a doorway to another world in his back yard, Paul Prentice and his best friend, Jay, embark on an adventure that is as dangerous as it is extraordinary. In a place mysteriously connected to a command-line video game, the boys find themselves at the heart of the narrative, unable to break free of the ever-repeating cycle. Can they escape the dangers that lurk around every corner, or are they doomed to being trapped in "the between?"
Follow the adventures of Paul Prentice and Jay Lightsey to find out the answer in this thrilling debut from Ryan Leslie, THE BETWEEN, coming April 27, 2021!
While landscaping his backyard, ever-conscientious Paul Prentice discovers an iron door buried
in the soil. His childhood friend and perpetual source of mischief, Jay Lightsey, pushes them to
explore what's beneath.
When the door slams shut above them, Paul and Jay are trapped in a between-worlds place of
Escher-like rooms and horror story monsters, all with a mysterious connection to a command-
line, dungeon explorer computer game from the early ‘80s called The Between.
Paul and Jay find themselves filling roles in a story that seems to play out over and over again.
But in this world, where their roles warp their minds, the biggest threat to survival may not be
the Koŝmaro, risen from the Between's depths to hunt them; the biggest danger may be each
Ryan Leslie oversees research for a large health system, where making stuff up is generally frowned upon. His creative outlet has always been writing fiction. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, children's author Lindsay Leslie, and their two sons.