“I SWEAR NOT TO SAY A WORD ABOUT WHAT WE DO IN THIS GAME TO ANYONE OUTSIDE…”
Hayley’s parents disappeared when she was a baby. Since then, she has been raised and homeschooled by her grandparents.
Grandad is overworked and travels a lot; Grandma is much too strict, and never lets her meet any children her own age. When Hayley does something wrong— she is not quite sure what—-her grandmother packs her off to her aunts in Ireland. To Hayley’s shock, her family is much bigger than she thought; to her delight, the children all play what they call “the game,” where they visit a place called “the mythosphere.” And while she plays the game, Hayley learns more about her own place in the world than she could have expected.
This original novella by Diana Wynne Jones is sharply funny, fast-paced, and surprising until its very end—like all of the acclaimed author’s work.