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Book Review on Be Careful What You Joust For (Pentavia Book 1) by Ryan Hauge and Ivy Smoak

Updated on May 3, 2018
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Do you love to read or watch movies on knights, ladies, and tournaments? If so, you will enjoy this book by Ryan Hauge and Ivy Smoak, Be Careful What You Joust For (Pentavia Book 1). It was published on April 17th of 2018 and sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC. This book includes genres like science fiction, fantasy, and epic.

Ryan Hauge and his wife, Ivy Smoak lives in Wilmington Delaware, where they do everything together. They wrote this book together. Ryan gets his inspiration from the video games he played growing up and from his toy business.

This book is easy to follow and understand. The one thing that this book is and that is unpredictable and full of surprises. It keeps you on your toes. What I love is that each character has their own chapters throughout the book. So you know who the chapter is about.

Knights from all over come to compete in a jousting tournament to win Arwin's Lance. Whoever wins this lance, can either keep the peace or start a war. For the House of Hornbolt, which is hosting the tournament, this is where the elder son is expected to win, the second son will become a priest and the daughter will marry the most eligible man. What happens when the second son wants to be a knight instead of a priest and the daughter loves a thief? Then you add another mystery and that is who killed the late king?

I would recommend this book to any reader who loves to read about ancient times, knights, jousting, tournaments, drama, suspense, and fantasy. This is a book that captivates from the first moment you start to read and doesn't let go until the end.

According to, "Jousting is a martial game or hastilude between two horseman wielding lances with blunted tips, often as part of a tournament. Jousting is based on the military use of the lance by heavy cavalry" (

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      Jay C OBrien 

      21 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      Knights used to participate in an event called, "Melee," which is a brawling group fight. There were so many injuries in this event, the kings came up with rules of combat. This was a first step in what we my call, "The Use of Force," by modern Peace Officers. The idea was to set limits on how arrests were made. Officers are to use the least amount of force in making the arrest. See:

    • Lisa Jane39 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Jane 

      23 months ago from Washington

      I can't wait till the second book comes out. You will know why if you read the book.

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      Louise Powles 

      23 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I'm always reading, and this sounds like something I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the review. =)


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