Chapter 2 Summary
Hayley is an orphan who was living with her grandparents on the outskirts of London. She is homeschooled by her very strict grandmother who demands perfection unrealized in young Hayley in virtually every aspect of her life.
Hayley's grandfather is not strict, and often allowed Hayley to "sneak" into his work rooms. Her grandfather often gives her books far beyond her years and attempts to educate her on many things that she has not learned from her grandmother's homeschooling. He shows her the mythosphere on his computer once while he was trying to determine why some of the strands (especially those relating to the golden apples) were acting differently. He answers several of her questions about the mythosphere until her grandmother storms into the room and forbids her to even think about it anymore.
Chapter 2 Analysis
Chapter two deals with Hayley's history before arriving in Ireland. The...