Transreal Fiction

Scotland’s sf & fantasy bookstore

Brian Ruckley

Brian has kindly agreed to sign copies of his books for me.

The Free is his most recent novel and after his excursion into history, crime & horror with The Edinburgh Dead, his new book is a return to fantasy:

“They are the most feared mercenary company the kingdom has ever known. Led by Yulan, their charismatic captain, the Free have spent years selling their martial and magical skills to the highest bidder – winning countless victories that shook the foundations of the world. Now they finally plan to lay down their swords.

Yet when Yulan is offered a final contract, he cannot refuse – for the mission offers him the chance to erase the memories of the Free’s darkest hour, which have haunted him for years. As The Free embark on their last mission, a potent mix of loyalty and vengeance is building to a storm. Freedom, it seems, carries a deadly price.”

As usual, I can issue a PayPal Invoice for the amount, or I can accept payment by cheque or credit/debit card.

Price: UK edition £8.99 + £1.51 postage within the UK making £10.50 in total

Plain signature
signature with brief dedication (‘to ….., best wishes’ or similar)

The Hardback of Winterbirth is now out of print, sorry.

The hardback of Bloodheir is now out of print, sorry.

The hardback of Fall of Thanes is now out of print, sorry.

Signed Winterbirth paperbacks (‘B’ format size) are also available – price £8.99; or sent within the UK £10.50 Rates to elsewhere on application…

Signed Bloodheir paperbacks (‘B’ format size)  – price £7.99; or sent within the UK £9.50  Rates to elsewhere on application…

Signed Fall of Thanes paperbacks (‘B’ format size)  – price £7.99; or sent within the UK £9.50  Rates to elsewhere on application…

Signed The Edinburgh Dead paperbacks (‘B’ format size) – price £8.99; or sent within the UK £10.50 Rates to elsewhere on application…

details of how to order signed copies are on this page: signed books

edited 23rd September 2014



  1. Hello Mr. Calder,

    I have to say the internet is a beautiful thing. I’ve been searching for a while now for a signed hardcover copy of Winterbirth and have found nothing but the 35 Pound WitchSpellBooks offering (WitchSpell typically prices their books at the top of the hyper-modern collectible market). It finally occurred to me to look for a website for Brian Ruckley and, lo, a link to your very fine looking website appeared with the possibility of signed copies of books from Charles Stross, and Ken Macleod, too; most wonderous!

    I will ponder future purchases of the latter two authors’ books, but for the moment I would be very happy to get two (2) fine/fine, first/first copies of Winterbirth with Mr. Ruckley’s signature only, if possible. I will be happy to pay via Paypal invoice, but it’s been a while since I’ve received one of those, so please let me know if you need anything more than my e-mail address. If they’re available, the books can be shipped to:

    Thank you for your time,


    edited for security at the request of the poster

    Comment by Jonathan Knighton | August 6, 2007 | Reply

  2. I would be interested in a signed hardback of Winterbirth also. What would be the U.S. dollar amount? I haven’t used PayPal in years and I’m sorry if it automatically converts pounds and dollars.



    Comment by T. A. Main | August 10, 2007 | Reply

  3. I’ve sent you an e-mail with full details…


    Comment by transrealfiction | August 10, 2007 | Reply

  4. Hello, i too am interested in finding out how much a signed 1st/1st of the hardcover of Winterbirth would be sent to the US airmail…


    Comment by Chris | August 10, 2007 | Reply

  5. e-mail on it’s way, Chris…

    Comment by transrealfiction | August 11, 2007 | Reply

  6. ditto on the signed 1st/1st to the us (airmail, boat mail, souped up carrier pigeon, whatever). Are inscriptions possible?

    Comment by Steve | August 14, 2007 | Reply

  7. Brief inscriptions are no problem; once my carrier pigeon’s finished his soup, I’ll get him to carry an e-mail for you to the pneumatic delivery tube.


    Comment by transrealfiction | August 15, 2007 | Reply

  8. Would I be able to get a signed hardback if I came to the shop next week (sometime before Thursday – I’m in Edinburgh for a conference) – I’d like to come to the shop anyway and am too mean to pay the postage!

    Comment by Mister Roy | August 25, 2007 | Reply

  9. I’ve e-mailed Brian about this… and sent you a message as well…


    Comment by transrealfiction | August 27, 2007 | Reply

  10. Hi – will signed copies of Bloodheir be procurable, once it comes out? Not too long now, I believe??

    Comment by Roy Bayfield | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  11. Hi, Roy,
    5th of June I believe… I will have signed hardbacks available – the price should be £14.99 +p&p
    There will also be a simultaneous large format paperback for £11.99 I think, and the US softcover edition is due the same month for $14.99 although I doubt I’ll be stocking it unless anyone asks specifically.
    I should be e-mailing people next month to ask if they want copies…


    Comment by transrealfiction | March 14, 2008 | Reply

  12. Hi can i order a signed and lined copy please first time here so bit of a newbe yours JAMES

    Comment by james | June 20, 2008 | Reply

  13. James, I sent you an e-mail but it was bounced back as a bad address. I corrected what I think was the typo in it and resent and not had it bounced back but haven’t received any reply.
    If you haven’t received my e-mail, please contact me again.

    Mike Calder

    Comment by transrealfiction | June 23, 2008 | Reply

  14. Would like to have a signed w/ short inscription Bloodheir and a signed Winterbirth. I gather only soft copies of Winterbirth are available.

    I have a Paypal account but have never used it. I’m in USA; does Paypal auto change currency?

    What now?

    Comment by jake | October 8, 2008 | Reply

  15. E-mail sent at the time, if anyone’s thinking this is just hanging unanswered!

    Comment by transrealfiction | January 19, 2009 | Reply

  16. Greetings,
    I would like to inquire about the purchase of signed copies of the entire trilogy. If at all possible 1st editions with just the signature of Mr. Ruckley would be wonderful. I have to say that I am pleased to have found this site. I am in the U.S, I don’t know if this matters much, but wanted to make you aware. If you could send me the figures I would appreciate it.


    Comment by Joshua | March 12, 2009 | Reply

  17. Hi,
    Could you email the details on how i may get a first edition signed copy of Fall of Thanes(hard cover)please.

    Comment by Ed | September 30, 2009 | Reply

  18. I purchased a signed Bloodheir last year and would like to purchase signed Fall of Thanes.

    Please send how to do it.

    Jake Collier

    Comment by Jake Collier | October 6, 2009 | Reply

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