The Playing Card Soldiers on the cover of TLOS IV


The Playing Card Soldiers are characters from Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. They are controlled by The Queen of Hearts. They look like playing cards with heads, arms and legs.

For more on Lewis Carroll's Playing Cards, go here.

In The Land of Stories series, the Queen of Hearts and her army of playing cards first appear on the side of The Masked Man in Beyond the Kingdoms.

Appearance and Personality

"They were each eight feet tall and four feet wide. They bore numbers and symbols of hearts, clubs, spades, and diamonds."[1]

In Beyond the Kingdoms, The Playing Card soldiers follow the Queen of Hearts into the Land of Stories. In An Author's Odyssey, it is mentioned how they attacked the Center Kingdom and the Eastern Kingdom for the Masked Man.[2]


  1. TLOS IV, ch 19, p. 261
  2. TLOS V, ch 1 p 22