Also referred to as "The Musician".


The Pied Piper is a character from the German folklore legend of the "Rat-Catcher of Hamelin" and refers to a man who alledgedly cleared the city of Hamelin from its rat infestation by luring them away with an enchanted flute, but then wasn't paid for his services and lured away the city's children in revenge.[1]

In The Land of Stories series, he is also referred to as The Musician. He does not appear but is mentioned with regards to Ezmia' past. He is one of her former lovers and his soul is trapped in a jar on Ezmia's mantlepiece. He is the "man who loved [Ezmia] too much".[2]

Appearance and Personality

Jars of souls

Fanart by Este & Nel; the Musician / Pied Piper is the third from the left.

He is not described, only mentioned.

Ezmia says he was more in love with the idea of being with the future Fairy Godmother than with Ezmia herself. Trying to hold on to him, she gave him enchanted gifts (such as the magical flute he used to clear the city of rats), but he still cheated on her. As a punishment, she turned his lover into an instrument. 

(for more of Ezmia's story, see her character page)


  1. For the historical background of this tale see also
  2. TLOS II, ch 13, p. 211

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