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The Quillan Games (Pendragon #7)

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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  15,954 ratings  ·  279 reviews

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

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Paperback, 512 pages
Published December 26th 2007 by Aladdin (first published May 16th 2005)
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Janeen-san
Nov 15, 2008 Janeen-san rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pendragon lovers
Like always, the Pendragon series is full of twists and turns and good and evil. Espeically this one.
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
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Nannah
This is the first time I have lost sleep worrying about what will happen in a book. I should have just read the whole thing and stayed up the whole night! Yeesh!

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
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Reeva
Spoilers!!!-----------



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
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Quillan Games (Pendragon, #7), D.J. MacHale
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
Creativity's Corner
I started reading this series forever ago. Not even kidding. Remember those little leaflets of Scholastic books that you used to get in elementary school, which would prompt you to beg your parents for pocket money so you could order one? I'm pretty sure I bought the first 4 books out of one of those. Then stuff happened. Mostly, I bought other books instead. I read the next two from the library and then just didn't read the rest (I think this had something to do with the fact that I was reading ...more
Jordan
"...he may find out what it means to be a traveler.", says the back of the book. Does he...? I guess we'll find out. :P

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
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Cortlyn Matney
How to best explain this book? Nightmare Fuel. From the moment Bobby arrives on Quillian. Nightmare. Fuel. The quigs are robotic killer clowns. And it just keeps getting worse. And worse. The clothes that Bobby is given lead to him being caught up in a hellish contest. A contest that has already killed a Traveler. It's a totalitarian government in the worst way. People are gambling with their very lives. With their children's lives. The government controls everything, right down to the art. We'r ...more
Kristen
First read: May, 2007
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
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Luie Siegel
This is the 7th book in a 9 book series about a kid who is chosen to become a hero between worlds. The main character, Bobby Pendragon is someone who is traveling through space and time in order to stop the antagonist, Saint Dane from bringing chaos to all the worlds. In the Quillan Games, Pendragon travels to a world called Quillan in order to stop Saint Dane.

Throughout the whole series, which I enjoy a great deal, MacHale keeps all the characters dynamic and brings new surprises with every bo
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Raven Lucero
Jan 25, 2015 Raven Lucero rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want to turn their brains to mush in the best way possible
Recommended to Raven by: Anchal. Two years later, and I'm almost there, baby.
This story. And the message behind it. I can't even think right now.

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
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Amrit Arora
After his victory on Zadaa, Bobby flumes to the territory Quillan, where everything is controlled by a company called BLOK. The only emotions people show are fear and determination. Life is dull on Quillan except during the “Games”. In the Games that are hosted by two very strange game masters Veego and LaBerge, challengers compete in performing death-defying stunts and seemingly impossible tasks. People other than the challengers bet on the outcome of the games with their lives. Bobby is the ne ...more
Matthew Quezergue
Bobby Pendragon again travels to another territory in search of the evil Saint Dane. Fresh off of the travelers "win" on Zadaa, Bobby flumes to Quillan where the people live unhappily under the control of the mega corporation "Blok". They gamble on games in an attempt to improve their miserable lives. The cost of losing these bets is dire and can even result in death. Bobby task of stopping Saint Dane becomes that much hard when the traveler from Quillan is killed in the games. He is then captu ...more
Ashley
Amazing!!!!!

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
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Corrin Bulmer
I am getting bored of this series personally. Each book is along the same lines and they get more and more depressing as you read. I think the writer is really clever because a lot of the things are really unexpected but there should be a least a little bit of clarity in the book. I found that in this installment you really felt that there was no way they could win in the end because well you just didn't really know what was going on. The writing it self is also getting a little old, I wish I co ...more
Preston M.
Nov 17, 2014 Preston M. rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anybody who likes Fantasy
This book was great! Like all of the other Pendragon books, this book is filled with suspense and action, with some humor. I would rate this book 4 stars because it was not as intriguing as the other Pendragon books. But all in all, this book is one to be read by everyone. Who would think that in the world of Pendragon, there was a territory called Quillan. Then imagine this. A world devoted to games. Some games are safe, some not. With these games come bets. The people of Quillan bet on who win ...more
Matthew Hall
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 Quillan as pawns for their amusement as they force them to enter competitions that range from physical battles, to impossible obstacle courses, to comput ...more
Fantasy Literature
The Quillan Games is the seventh novel in D.J. MacHale’s PENDRAGON series. Bobby is now on Quillan, one of the most unappealing places we’ve been to so far. Here a large corporation called BLOK (think Wal-Mart) has price-busted everyone else out of business until BLOK basically owns and operates the entire territory. Everyone is poor (BLOK pays low wages) and they are merely surviving. But there is a way to get money. Kids who are willing to risk it, or who are sold off by their families, can pl ...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Wheeee I <3 Pendragon!!! :D Sooo addicting!! Immature ... BUT ADDICTING!!! I just love how each book is about a new world, new characters, new plot twists ... It totally blows my mind. It rocks. XD
Antstoe
The Book The Quillan Games by D.J. MacHale was an interesting read filled with insightful themes about a world on the verge of destruction due to the people loosing control of their own future to a corporate ruled world.
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
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Kevin
Probably one of the best in the series so far. Leaves off with such a cliffhanger.
Thomas A
Bobby goes to the territory of Quillan, where he is captured by robots and forced to play the Quillan Games, which is like the Hunger Games... but waaay better. He does so well that he is offered an invitation to the Grand X, which he refuses, but after meeting a group called the "revivers", who want to restore Quillan, he accepts. He learns about the creators of the game, and wins the Grand X, creating a revolution, with the people of Quillan revolting against Blok, the people that "destroyed" ...more
Aparajitabasu
Moving onto the next journal in the Pendragron saga is book #7 The Quillan Games . And the plot gets messed up.


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
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Denzil Pugh
For those who haven’t read the Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale, you simply must. Plot twists I don’t see coming, well developed characters and a developed plot that keeps everything moving. MacHale is amazing! Every book takes place on a different world, territories that exist in the same universe, tied together by "flumes," which people like Bobby Pendragon can travel. Bobby, the main character, is a Traveler, who has the responsibility to keep the universe safe from a bad guy, Saint Dane. Eac ...more
Mike Aragona
Just when you think you've won... it's all taken away from you! In this longest of the books so far, Bobby's skills and agility are stretched as he must constantly battle to stay alive against unstoppable Dados! There's another secret brewing there and it starts to bleed through when Saint Dane's plans for Mark are slowly revealed![return][return]What is the "convergence" and when's it coming? Hints are slowly scattered! :)[return][return]After 7 books, the similarities between the territories a ...more
Lisa
This was one of the better Pendragon books. It has been a steady increase in quality since book 4, which was terrible. This actually had a bit of the feel of the Hunger Games with the gaming to the death concept that the masses enjoy. I wonder which came out first? (but too lazy to really look it up).

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
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Amy
Dec 18, 2012 Amy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA fantasy fans
Once again I am reminded of why I love this series! The suspense kills me every time. Once again we find Bobby fighting for his life and the life of the territory of Quillian. There are sooo many surprises and twists in the story I could hardly stand it! I will say there may be some small spoilers so please read ahead with caution. I NEVER give away anything big, but some people are picky.

First, I want to discuss Blok, the company that is running the lives of everyone in Quillian. My first thou
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Kristel
The further I get into this series, the more annoying I'm finding it. It's just exhausting to read for the tenth time about the back story of all the preceeding books (and yes, I do understand that some geniuses pick up book 5 first and they need to be brought up to speed, but christ, this is a TEN book series. I'm half sure the tenth book is so large just because it needs an extra 25 pages to recount the previous nine books) and all of Bobby's philisophical OMG WHAT ARE WE HERE FOR WHY ME HOW A ...more
Victoria
This is the beginning of the end.

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
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Steffen Dejong
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D.J. MacHale is a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies.

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
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