Cavalier's Call

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A tantalizing blend of action, adventure, and intrigue, Cavalier’s Call is an engrossing tale of historical fiction. In it, author Grant de Graf takes the reader back to an exciting – yet dangerous – time of dramatic, raw passion, as he chronicles Portugal’s spirited march toward the Age of Discovery during the fourteenth century. More

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About Grant de Graf

"Loyal to cause, passionate about life, never surrender."

Grant de Graf is a writer, film producer and director, who is active in a number of multi-media initiatives. He is South African born and bush educated, a University of Cape Town graduate, a product of braaivleis, rugby, sunny skies and fine dining.

De Graf has traveled to the four corners of the world, worked and lived in the go-go bars of the rich and famous, scuba dived the Great Barrier and Red Sea, jackerooed on the sheep stations of NSW and Victoria, former Navy diver and underwater explosives expert, conducted sea search and rescue off the Mozambique Channel, and braved the jungles of Africa.

Additionally, he played a meaningful role in South Africa's political transformation. De Graf was narrowly defeated in a nomination contest to run for Parliament on an anti-crime and anti-apartheid ticket, by a handful of votes, during the apartheid era.

Grant cut his teeth on fiction, with his debut entry Cavalier's Call, a historical novel set at the dawn to Portugal's Age of Discovery. The publication has received five star reviews.

He swims a mile a day, enjoys photography, horse riding, windsurfing, kickboxing and snow skiing.

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The powerful and wealthy Don Antonio Esteves serves in King Ferdinand I's court as chief prosecutor. His adversary is Joao de Avis, the Infante, half-brother to the king, who defends the lives of the innocent. Against royal protocol, the Infante has eloped with the beautiful Ines Peres. Don Antonio Esteves has dispatched a band of bondoleros to bring his daughter home and to seek his vengeance.

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Review by: Olga Hiser on March 6, 2012 :
“Cavalier’s Call” is the story line which has a consolidation of antagonism and supposition. It sets an obliging subject of a sprouting slant of the testing modest Joao with a legit woman. In any case, there are obstructs in the schema. Will Joao win his princess or lose her to an overcoming mate is a suspense which one might in addition investigate and consider.
The book companion work constrain the risk, as the guideline parcel and his mates head over to battle for the fragile, while they combat and test their contenders. Joao enduringly strives to get the woman's heart of his dreams and to redirect trade tests in his course. The concern that perseveres is that with all that he ought to contact, will he or might as well he not be successful? Might as well he be a son that his father might be satisfied with?
By and immense, it is a delightful story concerning the 14th century and component of a celebrated about domain that is Portugal and her self-oversee. This is a novel full of suspense and exploit.
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Review by: Bekki Athey on March 6, 2012 :
“Cavalier’s Call” is an on the entire made story out of the history of Portugal's fourteenth century kingdom with enchanting tales of its battle towards permit. It highlights the day by day congregations, gatherings and lifestyle of the times. The vivid segments, the green distinguished son, second in place for the throne, growths this novel an immaculately suspenseful test, as it plots the mounting of a kingdom in hazardous times.

This work of Award de Graf outlines a story of the father and his little overcome son who performs their mission of romanticizing in which the father trains the youngster in every single trace of the limits vital to wind up a weighty ruler and to win Portugal's Freedom around the same time as the 14th Century.
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Review by: Tabea Goodman on March 6, 2012 :
This paramount historic fiction “Cavalier's Call” is an enamoring work which salutes the Portugal Independence in 14th Century. This is a sparkling tale of the unafraid pubescent soldier who runs over to battle for the profit of the self-govern of his nation named Portugal. For this youthful overcome man extravagance was reason for exemplification. Yet he in like manner had a lovely heart and falls head over heels fascinated for a lady whom he met on his voyage of being.
This work of Grant de Graf depicts a story of the father-son twosome who performs their mission of glorification in which the father enlightens the youngster in each and every trace of the proficiencies essential to wind up a weighty ruler and to win Portugal's extravagance. He is mounted to verify that he is to control the Portuguese kingdom with certification, trust and cutoff, as a right renowned worldwide ruler would be able to, in supporting his territory. This chief fiction is a multifaceted and dealing with story and a undeniable essential examine for all.
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Review by: Adena Jump on March 6, 2012 :
The creator of “Cavalier's Call” focuses on some focal developmental show that are met by the partied about son in going at be a captain, by intertwining go in opposition to contestants, rafting compelling ebbs and courses, fencing, horsemanship, and trade occasions that secure the nation's respect and regarded ones. He remains verifiably bound and determined to grasp triumph. “Cavalier's Call” a captivating work which complements the Portugal 14th Century adaptability work.
This grows to records of serving one's nation, to the exceptional educating pivotal to wind up being a steady military pioneer, intermingled with appeal and contemplative visions of getting a sensible lady's heart. This book of Grant de Graf is a scholarly fiction with a blend of feeling making it a categorical vital element examine for all folks.
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Review by: Natasia Ingle on March 6, 2012 :
"Cavalier’s Call" is an out of this globe tale of the healthy unassuming soldier who runs over to battle in the investment of the profit of the self-administer of his nation named Portugal. For this unassuming overcome man versatility was reason behind showed. In any case he in addition to had a delightful heart and falls head over heels interested for a lady whom he met on his adventure of essence.
The story by Grant de Graf delineates the sagacity, robustness and kind heartedness of the Portuguese soldier who liberated Portugal as a self-governing Kingdom around the same time as the invariable quarter of 14th Century.
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Review by: Rava Lovell on March 6, 2012 :
“Cavalier’s Call” by Grant de Graf is a confusing 14th Century tale of the spirit and breeze that went before Portugal's Independence. It depicts the story of an intrepid adolescent flexibility warrior Joao.
Joao de Aviz, the toddler, develops a vivacious move in confinement to the accident of the oppressed to the gotten to and rich prosecutor, Don Antonio Esteeves. There is a wind in a story Joao is compelled to escape the illustrious home with the woman he regards the most radically unequivocally taking following which the threat takes a cutting edge existence. In so far is a charming certain essential element examined true blue fiction by Grant de Graf.
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Review by: Babieca Ford on March 6, 2012 :
Grant de Graf by “Cavalier's Call” has shown his phenomenal style of narrating his delineations to keep the book mate's quality in the view and polishes of the story with highlights of the standard lifestyle of sovereignty around the same time as the Age of Discovery.
This improves to records of serving one's nation, to the earth shattering educating essential to come around to being a undaunted military pioneer, intermixed with deal and savvy visions of getting a sensible lady's heart. This book is a recorded fiction with a blend of evaluation and gives a sensible game plan of the 14th Century abundance work in Portugal making it a certain crucial unit test for all folks.
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Review by: Pearle Murphy on March 6, 2012 :
“Cavalier’s Call” is a speedy-paced, heart-interesting upgrade contact from begin to close, where father tests his son in warfare, pursuing and lights up him the limits irreplaceable to secure him and serve his kingdom, with pride and regard. It highlights the whole of his fulfillments and his excursion to control. The novel is a multifaceted and dealing with story and an altogether requirement look at for all.
Grant de Graf has sufficiently made this story based on the history of Portugal's fourteenth century kingdom with charming tales of its fight towards approve. It highlights the day by day traditions, gatherings and lifestyle of the times. The vivid packages, the green celebrated internationally son, second in place for the throne, developments this novel a fantastically suspenseful look at, as it depicts the moving up of a kingdom in perilous times.
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Review by: Sammy Keith on March 6, 2012 :
“Cavalier’s Call” is a captivating exact story about Joao who is an adolescent soldier from the brilliant house. Joao was given complete lessons of warfare and emulating by his father-The King. The book correspondingly delineates the scrutinizing side of the youthful soldier Joao, which gives a unexpected heading to the story. Joao the young soldier tunes in romantic relations with a woman and the story concedes the variant moments in clear style.
This irreplaceable fiction book of Grant de Graf in all perceives the life of royal soldier Joao and the independence work of Portugal soon when the Age of Discovery that is in the 14th Century.
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