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
"There are two types of people in this world. People who hate clowns...and clowns."
^ I identify very strongly with this quote.
Also, let's just get it out of the way right now that I've been pronouncing the title of this book "The Killin Games" and it's given me a lot more giggles than it probably should.
This is the 7th book in D.J. Machale's Pendragon series, which revolves around Bobby Pendragon, the Traveler from Second Earth (there are three Earths cause we' ...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
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
I definitely did not remember any of the plot twists from this book besides one that had begun to be revealed at the end of the previous book. I didn't recall really anything about Quillian; that territory reminded me strongly of a more psychotic hunger games situation.
The rules of Halla and the travelers have changed so many times on the last few books that I don't even know what to believe anymore. I am beyond excited to get to the next book because I don't even rec ...more
Pendragon book 7: The Quillan Games
Pendragon, or rather the Pendragon series is a series of sci-fi fantasy books about a group of people called, “Travelers”, who possess the ability to travel to alternate dimensions through the use of strange other-worldly portals called Flumes. The lead character, Bobby Pendragon, leads the Travelers on their quest to defeat a demonic Traveler called, “Saint Dane”. This was, in my opinion the strongest entry so far. The setting is oft ...more
Ok, now that we got that aside, let's start with the review.
Enter Quillan, a world on the verge of destruction. A world that is full of games. A world Saint Dane feels has already fallen. Of course, this doesn't stop Bobby Pendragon from trying to save the territory. The people have lost complete control of their future, and must struggle ...more
I liked this book because of the way that they told the fight and the struggles that the main character went through and the who is your enemy type of thing it really adds to the suspense.
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
First, I want to discuss Blok, the company that is running the lives of everyone in Quillian. My first thou ...more
The seventh book picks up were the sixth book left off. Bobby travels to Quillan, a territory where people are forced to become Challengers- players of a series of diabolical and dangerous games. If they win, they'll be treated like royalty; if they lose, it's not so pretty.
While Bobby is dealing with the insanity on Quillan, Mark and Courtney ...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