I bought these cards on a whim, I was looking for something that was more on the lines of a Thoth deck. I have a Thoth deck, purchased right before this one and I think it is magnificent. It puts all my other decks to shame, with the imagery and everything else. So I bought The Kingdom Within tarot hoping to have something that was better than my Rider Waite decks, and they were. I saw the pictures online and instantly fell in love with them.
After I got them I was quite surprised to find them within a beautiful box, that had a great book to accompany them, and beautiful cards. The box is for storing the book and cards together and it is well constructed. The box top is hinged to the lower portion of the box with a silk ribbon so the box top will not fold all the way back and damage the spine.
Once I got the cards, I noticed that they felt like they were oracle feeling cards. What I mean is, if you have ever had an oracle card deck then you would notice that the cards are made from a thick type plastic type material. These tarot cards are like that as well, but they are easier to shuffle. They do not stick to one another and mine have not started peeling as of yet. Typically, my oracle cards will begin peeling a few weeks after using.
Each and every single card in this deck is beautiful, whimsical colors, great scenes for each card, and the minor arcana have a picture depicting the scene. For instance, the 8 of wands will have a picture of characters showing what the 8 of wands represents. There wont be just a picture of 8 wands on there. This deck connects with the user instantly (atleast with me it did) and in addition to that there is an extra card called "The Kingdom Within". This card is up for interpretation, but I do love it when it comes up in a reading. It allows my intuition to really flow and come out.
I love this deck, I will be purchasing a second set incase it goes out of print and my first deck is over used and needs replacing. I must say, that this deck is right up there with the Thoth deck in my opinion. I have both decks sitting side by side, and they are my go to decks for myself, and others. Absolutely wonderful, and beautiful.
Buy them, you will NOT regret it!
5 stars all the way!