Cavalier’s Call

Written by Grant de Graf

Published by Smashwords

143 pages

Review by Tracey Skeine


Synopsis from novel:

Cavalier’s Call is an epic adventure that captures the spirit of the dawn to Portugal’s Age of Discovery. Staged in the fourteenth century, the story covers a court room drama that penetrates some of the deepest secrets of royal protocol. João de Aviz, the infante, leads the battle of the downtrodden against the experienced and wealthy king’s prosecutor, Don Antonio Esteves. When João is forced to flee the palace with the woman that he loves, the daughter of his most bitter opponent, Ines Peres Esteves, matters intensify. Grant de Graf delivers a compelling blend of drama and mystery, framed in a magnificent story that brings the characters and the era to life. The author uses his gripping and descriptive style of writing, to allow events to unfold in a way that accurately reflect the atmosphere and anticipation of the period.


This was a well written tale set during a time I have never read about before, 14th century Portugal. I was fascinated by this time I knew little about, and I loved the blossoming love story. If you want to read about Portugal’s Age of Discovery, and want to be captivated by some intriguing characters, then you’ll like Cavalier’s Call.


Tracey Skeine is graduating with her degree in English Literature in June 2012. She is currently working on her first novel set in Caesar’s Rome.

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