The Queen's heart disappeared when all the blood drained through the gaping hole in her chest. In order to maintain the flawless beauty she had managed to discover, she required a new heart at once. That's when the idea struck her to find as many examples of hearts as she could. For example, the shade of red of the heart of a young, fair maiden.
The Queen of Hearts is a character from the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by the writer and mathematician Lewis Carroll. She is a foul-tempered monarch, that Carroll himself pictured as "a blind fury", and who is quick to decree death sentences at the slightest offense. Her most famous line, one which she repeats often, is "Off with their heads!" The Queen is referred to as a card from a pack of playing cards by Alice, yet somehow she is able to talk and is the ruler of the lands in the story, alongside the King of Hearts.
Artwork by Igor Kieryluk.