The Altruist and the Assassin

She’s searching for redemption. What she finds is her destiny.

Disappear into this tumultuous tale of revenge and redemption, as two fated souls are thrust into each other’s paths once more. The Altruist and the Assassin is the first book in the Guardians Cycle of The Book of All Things.


“With intricate world building and complex characters that jump off the page, The Altruist and the Assassin is a beautiful tale of buried memories, family feuds, and an epic, swoon-worthy fated love you’ll be rooting for.”
– Tessonja Odette, author of the Entangled with Fae series

“Each book in this highly addictive fantasy series keeps getting better and better! I need more!”
– Candace Robinson, author of the Faeries of Oz Series

“In The Altruist and the Assassin, Cradit expertly blends angsty romance that will leave you swooning, and a high-stakes mystery that will keep you analyzing everything you think you know. I was nothing short of seduced by Asterin, impressed by the layers of each twist, and entranced by this love that transcends time. My favorite in the series yet!”
– Ashlee Pargett, @libraryinthecountry


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Rhiain enjoys a charmed life as the daughter of one of the most powerful men in the realm. Spoiled and vain, she has never met a need or want she couldn’t attain. The dark spots in her memory have been tucked away, with all other unpleasant things.

Then a terrible mistake brings her entire world crashing down around her. Her life shifts in an instant; her fate, uncertain. Her father’s punishment for her is forcing her to train for a life as one of his prized assassins.

But a chance encounter in a familiar tavern will change everything.

Everything she knows.

Everything she feels.

Everything she is.

As Rhiain gets closer to handsome, enigmatic Asterin— a man she doesn’t remember but claims to possess the truth about her dark spots—she begins to accept there is much more to these gaps in her understanding of the past.

Because these memories were taken from her for a reason. And there are those who will do anything to stop her from remembering.

The Altruist and the Assassin is a fated love fantasy romance tale set in the Kingdom of the White Sea universe, with hints of Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. It is the first story in the Guardians Cycle of The Book of All Things.

The Guardians Cycle:
Fated love, redemption, and fierce protectiveness in the shadow of the Reliquary (medium heat)
The Altruist and the Assassin
The Belle and the Blackbird
The Virtue and the Vixen

The Altruist and the Assassin Playlist

Exclusive art featured on the hardcase of the hardcover edition of TAATA (art by Alyssa Dubois)
“Fated Love” by Nora Adamszki for The Altruist and the Assassin
Rhiainach Skylark by Sara Mirza for The Altruist and the Assassin
Asterin Edevane by Sara Mirza for The Altruist and the Assassin




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