The Quillan Games (Pendragon #7)
Let the Games Begin....
Quillan is a territory on the verge of destruction. The people have lost control of their own future and must struggle simply to survive. The only chance they have of finding a better life is by playing the Quillan Games. Hosted by a strange pair of game masters, Veego and LaBerge, the games are a mix of sport and combat. They use the people of Quil...more
Book Seven; The Quillan Games.
Bobby travels through the flume to the territory of Quillan. What he sees there is not pretty: A company larger than the goverment called BLOK is controling everything. Litterally; everything.
BLOK creates thier own style and color of clothes, so people can only wear what BLOK gives them: black, dark green and grey. That's it. No more color.
Why can the people of Quill ...more
But this book is just amazing. This whole series is amazing. Each book goes to a new territory that has a problem and each problem is something we can all relate to. This book actually got me terrified--because its situation reminds me of what might happen if a huge company like Wal-mart takes over everything.
And the characters in this ...more
This would have been my favorite Pendragpn book. I loved the Quillan games. It made it so exciting and I couldn't wait for Bobby to compete and save the territory, but that never happened. Yes Bobby competed and Yes he won, but not really. Saint Dane that bastard had Winters under his thumb the whole time. She is so stupid I want to rip her head off. I just have to say the ending of this book made me so angry. I don't even want to read the next book, but I'm going to becaus ...more
عنوان: پندراگن: کتاب هفتم: بازیهای کوییلن؛ نویسنده: دی.جی. مک هیل؛ مترجم: حسین شهرابی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، تندیس، 1392، در 551 ص، شابک: 9786001821097؛ موضوع: داستانهای ماجراجویانه از نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 21 م
Still... just... awesome. Awesomer, in fact. I think that this is my favorite book of the series yet. It totally must be. Because. I. Am. Officially. Insane. Seriously. Lol.
I love Quillan because I hate it. Which sounds contradictary, but it really isn't. I hate clowns, so what's cooler to me than a place where clowns are mentioned/run into often? It's a truly freaky place- beli ...more
Re-read: July 22, 2014
Although this is technically a fantasy novel, the world of Quillan definitely has a dystopian feel. I absolutely love dytopians, but the one thing that I typically complain about is that the world wasn't developed enough. I love learning all about the worlds that dystopians are set in. What most people call an "info dump" I think of as a really interesting learning section. Fortunately, what DJ MacHale does best is world-building. And this world is incr ...more
Throughout the whole series, which I enjoy a great deal, MacHale keeps all the characters dynamic and brings new surprises with every bo ...more
And the plot twists?
My brain hurts in the best way right now.
These cliffhanger endings, though. They will be the death of me one day.
MacHale has a talent for developing characters more in one chapter than some authors in an entire series. Every person is so complex and very real.
But seriously, I have no other coherent thoughts right now. I just need to sit around and think about my life and every little thing that matters to me ...more
All I can say is...if you value your sleep, or are super busy and the slightest bit of distraction will throw off your schedule, this book...who am I kidding this entire book series is not for you! Honestly I have told myself over and over that if a dull moment ever comes I'll stop reading and do something else...the problem is there doesn't ever really seem to be one! This book is action packed and thrilling in every way imaginable! Even while completely knowing and understanding th ...more
One of the most prevalent themes in the book is oppression. In the world Quillan, the Corporation Blok lead by the “Trustees” has oppressed the people for so long that the people have lost their will. “Blok not only controls [their] lives, it controls [their] minds. After so many ...more
Here is the summary:
Each new episode seems to raise the stakes of this action adventure series. In the seventh installment, Bobby Pendragon realizes that the Quillan Territory can be saved only by defeating game masters Veego and LaBerge in a fateful competition: Winning the Quillan Games could bring him a giant step closer to understanding the meaning of being a Traveler. Losing bri ...more
It did preach pretty strongly about the 'evilness' of corporations which was a bit grating. I agree that one corporation without competition is dangerous and bad but free enterprise does managed to ...more
First, I want to discuss Blok, the company that is running the lives of everyone in Quillian. My first thou ...more
So believes Bobby Pendragon as he enters the unbelievable, twisted, amazing territory of Quillan. On Quillan, the people play games where the stakes could mean life and death; betting in order to continue their very existance. Mindless robotic dolls called dados keep order. A sadistic and creepy pair named Veego and LaBerge pit Challengers against each other...and Bobby has stumbled into the middle of their deadly games. Meanwhile, tragedy strikes on Second Eart ...more
He was raised in Greenwich, CT and graduated from Greenwich High School. While in school, he had several jobs including collecting eggs at a poultry farm, engraving sports trophies and washing dishes in a steakhouse...in between playing football and running track. D.J. then attended N ...more