The Rules: A thriller for boys aged 13-15 (Ryan Jacobs Book 1) by Paul Orton

About the Book

Somehow, he lost his freedom. Now he belongs to the Academy, and the rules have changed. What started out as a game has become a matter of life and death. If he doesn’t think fast, someone will die. At thirteen you shouldn’t have to face these kinds of issues. But at thirteen, you don’t get to decide THE RULES. The Rules is the first book in the Ryan Jacobs series: a fast-paced action-packed thriller for a rebellious and digital generation that want to fight the system.

About the Author

Paul Orton writes fast-paced action-packed thrillers for a rebellious and digital generation that want to fight the system. The Ryan Jacobs books are especially suitable for boys aged 13-15.

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

The Rules is about a young teen called Ryan Jacobs who gets into deep trouble when he hacks into the army’s computer system. He is arrested and things quickly spiral out of control.

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

The book is aimed especially at teenage boys, aged 13-15, though I hope people younger and older may also enjoy it. It’s a fast-paced thriller, and a lot of fun, so it may appeal to people from many other backgrounds as well.

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

I read widely, but for fun I’ve always loved reading YA fiction – especially stuff set in the real world. My favourite books are the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore, and the Alex Rider books by Anthony Horowitz. I love the fact that they feel so real and believable, but they keep the action moving and the risk-level high.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

Get feedback. Get as much feedback as you can, and not just from friends and family. And invest in some quality software such as ProWritingAid to keep an eye on your grammar and spelling. I’m pretty well educated, but was surprised at how many mistakes that helped to find!

Qn 5: Where can our readers find out more about you, do you have a website, or a way to be contacted?

Yes, you can connect to my website From there you can download the prequel to the Ryan Jacobs series ‘Dark Web’ if you want to try it out before purchasing ‘The Rules’.

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