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Be Careful What You Joust For

(Pentavia #1)

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Terric Hornbolt has never ridden a wooly dragon. He's never jousted for the hearts of beautiful maidens, and he's never marched across the desert to fight the scorpion-riders of Rashid.

And he's never going to get to. He's the second born son, and thus destined to take the priestly oath - an oath that wil
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Kindle Edition, 450 pages
Published November 2018 by Amazon Digital Services (first published April 17th 2018)
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much for sending me your book, Ryan! I’m sorry it took me so long to get to it!**

”Even the most careful traitors slip up eventually. And when they do, I'll be there to catch them.”

Well, this book was definitely quite something and to read it was a more than just interesting experience. I loved the fact that I didn’t get a lot of history but was rather “thrown” into the current story line and events! It made me
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Tessy Ijachi
First of all, I'd like to thank the author for giving me an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Am sure am the worst arc reader of all, I can't believe it took me this long to read this.

I actually ended up enjoying this book a lot.

Full and proper review to come.
Pauline Fireheart
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

✮ Summary ✮

This is the first book in the Pentavia series.
In a medieval world on the verge of war, a tournament takes place. The winner will decide the fate of Pentavia as he will either start or prevent war. A lot of buried hatred resurface as different Houses face each other once again.
This book gave me Game of Thrones vibes in the sense that it is a multiple POV fantasy story with a lot of political intrigues.

✮ Writing ✮

This
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Anne
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WHAT! *glares angrily to the authors* WHAT DID JUST HAPPEN?!?! This was not the plan guys... The plan was that I was going to read a nice medieval novel about knights trying to win a lady's heart and epic sword fights. And then I'd be like: "yeah, that was a nice three star novel, but I don't really wanna read the entire series so I can peacefully continue reading a book from my TBR list"

But NO! Now I'm attached to a series of which the first book hasn't even come out yet!

Oh well, let's actually
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Ryan Hauge
Feb 24, 2018 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Be Careful What You Joust For is the first book in the Pentavia series, an epic fantasy trilogy.

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David Watson
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The land of Pentavia has been peaceful for some time but it’s a fragile peace that may soon fall apart. A jousting tournament is about to take place in Treland and the greatest knights from all over the world will be there. The stakes are high as the winner will have the power to declare or prevent a war from happening.

House Hornbolt is hosting the tournament and the family is about to go through some major changes. The oldest son will be fighting in the tournament and is favored to win, the sec
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Larry Cerullo
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an advance copy of Be Careful What You Joust For in return for an honest review.

What an entirely enjoyable read! This book is incredibly written and Ryan Hauge is a superb storyteller! The book is massive and although I was only able to read it in the evenings, it was very hard to put down. As I read this tale, I found myself smiling and laughing at the antics of the various characters. There is a little bit of mystery that is unwound near the end of the book and it included a number
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Kaye
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ONE MESMERIZING READ!!!
Wonderfully written, easy to follow, smooth flowing read with unpredictable surprises around every corner and twists that keep you on the edge of your seat. With trouble lurking and danger hanging around like a storm cloud overhead you find out fast who your friends are. Captivating characters show their true colors as the tale continues with graphic detail that's so vivid you can almost see it. The authors wove together scenes that are so realistic it captivates your atte
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Lino's Version
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Be Careful What You Joust For
By Ryan Hauge & Ivy Smoak
Advanced Review Copy - March 7, 2018
Copyright 2018 Ryan Hauge & Ivy Smoak
All Rights Reserved
4.5 stars….
This book lays the foundation for an epic fantasy/adventure series. Am looking forward to the coming editions.
Why?
• Easy to read.
• Well laid out
• Some depth to characters
• Male, females, risqué but not over the top…can see this as good family reading
Of course, there is also intrigue, family dynamics, adventure, noble anti-heroes, qu
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Daydreamer
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Be Careful What you Joust For
By Ryan Hauge

🌟🌟🌟🌟✨(4,5)/5 stars

I was provided with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis:
This novel starts during the preparations of a big tournament, where the best fighters of the different countries come together and compete for the title of Arwins lance. The winner can declare war or keep the peace.
The story revolves around House Hornbolt, which is a highly traditional and religious family. The first born, Marcus, will be a knight. The
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Liv Danger
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hello potential readers. I was given an ARC copy of this fantastical start by Ryan, and I hope this review helps bring in a wave of excited fans.

This book was simply an easy, entertaining read. By giving each main character their own voice Ryan and Ivy implored readers to be invested in each of their drives while at the same time pleasantly revolves around the main plot. I particularly enjoyed the set-up of Treland and was instantly smitten by the world’s history and current standings. That bein
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Emma-Kate
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was approached by Ivy Smoak and given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I made a lot of notes when I was writing this so I wouldn't forget to discuss them/think over them after.
"You can't just replace a word in an idiom with 'joust' and have it make sense," replied Aldric.
"Sure you can. Jousts speak louder than words. Don't count your chickens before they joust. It takes two to joust. Kill two knights with one joust. Be careful what you joust for..." (I laughed way too hard when I final
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Dani ZoomBook
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy crap... what in the world... This book was freaking awesome!!! Like my mind is blown. I so did not expect the ending. Like what?!?! I loved Bastian, Nut and Nesta. I would have to say they are my favorite characters in the book. Overall this book was great. It’s an easy read and gives you multiple point of views (which i loveee). The characters are well developed and the story line is great. Then ending is freaking amazing and unexpected. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves act ...more
Steve
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do not pass on this book if you are a fan of fantasy. This book has an in depth world with lots of great characters and intrigue . This book was amazing. Definitely a page turner. Once I started reading it in every free moment I had it was in my hands. This book reminded me of the fun, easy readability and world of the king killer chronicles with the possibility of magic like those books have, and the history and world building that you find in a song of ice and fire.

I would rate this book amon
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Ivy Smoak
Mar 05, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition


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Steph Warren
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received a free ARC of this book. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

Wow! First, I have to say that the title does NOT do this book full justice! I was expecting a medieval romp; something like Monty Python’s Holy Grail or All’s Well That Ends Well but with more jousting. Instead this was an immersive, exciting and emotionally charged epic fantasy drama. The tone is light-hearted, but with more depth than the title initially suggests.

The plot is packed full of mystery, intrigu
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Crystal Collier
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t know what to expect from this book, but I was fascinated by the blurb—enough to give an unfamiliar author a try. What unfolded is something I can only call a family drama, placed in a familiarly medieval world, complicated by politics, but with a few unexpected elements of magic.

I bonded with the characters pretty much instantly and liked the intrigue introduced early on. Granted, I didn’t understand why we were jumping to a new character’s perspective so soon after entering the book,
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Teresa Barrera
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The author was kind enough to send an advanced copy for an honest review.
I really enjoyed reading this. The characters were well developed as well as the plot. This was definitely a page turner and I was at the edge of my seat until the last page. I can't wait for the second book to find out what happens next.
I have to say that a couple of times I wanted to reach in and knock Terric up the backside of his head for being a little peeper or hoped Bella would find out and wack him. It reminded m
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Danie
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a kindle ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Final Rating 4.75 to 5

Setting: This is a fantasy which takes place in a middle-age like setting. We get castles, knights and ladies, markets and a tournament. So there is a nice historical finction element which I really enjoy.

Plot & characters: The whole story starts a few days to weeks before a long awaited tournament and every character we get to know is excited for it for a different reason. Interestingly, every cha
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Heike
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this awesome opportunity to read this book before it’s actual release (from the author himself😊). I was really excited about this and after reading the synopsis, I was even more hyped – I mean it really seemed like a book I would enjoy.

And guess what, I loved it. Right from the first chapter. So thanks for this awesome opportunity😊

But now, about the book itself – the story started right off with action. We were introduced the secret life of someone. Someone, for whom this kind of thingy in
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Brett
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this book, Its very well written and aside from the very occasional grammatical error in the ARC, and the previously mentioned 50/500 drachma error, I found the entire novel flowed very well from chapter to chapter and I was completely immersed in the tale. These errors are only editing issues and may or may not be fixed in the release version. They certainly had no impact on the story or my experience. In fact m
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Jonathon Danyluk
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Jonathon by: ivy Smoak
i absolutely love this book, from the game of thrones style multi character telling(although more suitable to a younger reader) to the unpredictability of what will happen, for most of this book i was convinced i knew what was coming, until i was almost finished the book and it hadn't happened, i could never see where this book was headed and I love when i can say that. theirs a few grammatical errors/words that weren't changed when a sentence was reworked, the most noticeable for me is a little ...more
Michelle
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lovett Salander
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an advanced copy and chose to review it.
It's the first book of a series. So, after I finished I felt in need of reading the next one.
I really liked it, it's kinda Game of thrones style of book, in regard of multiple chracters point of view, detailed maps, lots of characters that are not entirely good or bad.
With fantasy yet history plot.
And I really liked the variety of main chracters involved (adults, youngs, female and male).
Plus a intriguing and interesting ending.
Grady
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘Isolda had become quite adept at spotting the guards that Garrion sent to protect her whenever she left the castle.’

Ryan Hauge is the author of the highly anticipated Pentavia fantasy series. Drawing inspiration from his toy business and the countless computer games he grew up playing, he weaves tales of mystery and intrigue. When he’s not writing, you can bet that he’s distracting his wife from her work, handling a toy emergency, or whipping up something delicious in the kitchen. He lives in W
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Joanne
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a brief admission: I did receive an advanced copy of this book in return for this review. However, everything I have written here is entirely my honest opinion.

So, I've given 'Be Careful What You Joust For' (BCWYJF) 3/5 stars, only because I can't give it 3.5/5 and whilst I did enjoy it very much I was a little dissatisfied by some elements.

Overall, I found this a very enjoyable read. The simplicity was refreshing: a lot of fantasy novels get too caught up in elaborate world-building that c
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Jessica
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: A Song of Ice and Fire fans
I got a free e-arc from the author in exchange for a honest review.

Overall thoughts:
Well the guy didn't lie when he said he spend a lot of time world building, because it was great. It felt rich and well thought out, most of all the religion. It was a nice and fast read and I enjoyed it a lot. The chapters are quite short, which is ideal since I like to sneak in a chapter when I happen to wait for something. Like waiting for the bus. The writing style made it fast and fluid as well, even though
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Alyssa Fagan
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given an advanced copy to review.

To start off I just have to say this book was just a little bit like a soap opera…. but I absolutely loved it. Ultimately this book could be shelved in a few genres, those being drama, fantasy, romance, coming of age, and mystery. I put the genres in the order I found their prominence.

There were a lot of characters, so obviously you’re going to have your favorites (Terric, Oriana) and least favorites (Isolda, Garrion) for pretty simple reasons. Everyone wi
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Lora Shouse
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Be Careful What You Joust For is a satisfying Epic Fantasy with great characters and a tight plot. It is also a fascinating story.

There is a big tournament coming up. The prize is the honor of becoming ‘Arwin’s Lance,’ apparently a somewhat honorary position with vaguely religious overtones. The tournament is to be held in the city of Arwin’s Gate, a place under the control of Duke Garrion Hornbolt. The book details how the approach of the tournament and the preparations for it affect each membe
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Michelle Olsen
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book was provided to me by the author in exchange for review.
Started: 17/03/18

Note: I am reading this on an iPad. I wrote notes as I read, so some of this is my reaction at the time of reading.

Story notes:

Be Careful for What You Joust For, by Ryan Hauge and Ivy Smoak is a snackable read. One you know you’ll enjoy because it’s quick, but you know you’ll get hooked on the content. It’s fast-paced highs and lows leave you wanting more as soon as you turn the page, with quite a number of me
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