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The Quillan Games (Pendragon #7)

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  18,641 Ratings  ·  327 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

Paperback, 512 pages
Published December 26th 2007 by Aladdin (first published May 16th 2005)
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Nov 07, 2008 Janeen-san rated it liked it  ·  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
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
Oct 25, 2010 Reeva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
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
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
Mar 25, 2017 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
Original review on Veni, Vidi, Legi

"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'
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
Jul 04, 2009 Jordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"...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
Cortlyn Matney
Aug 12, 2012 Cortlyn Matney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Luie Siegel
Jan 17, 2014 Luie Siegel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Raven Lucero
Apr 11, 2014 Raven Lucero rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Halley Hopson
Reread 2016


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
Michelle (In Libris Veritas)
Finally I managed to get my hands on a copy of this, took me too long. Picking up where Rivers of Zadaa left off The Quillan Games is fast paced and really gets your head spinning. Especially as more about the Travelers are revealed to Pendragon. As usual Saint Dane is up to something but you won't find out what until close to the end, which makes it that much better because no matter how much you guess his intent chances are you'll be wrong.
Kat  Hooper
Nov 10, 2013 Kat Hooper rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Matthew Alkire
Sep 26, 2016 Matthew Alkire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would completely recommend reading this book. It is action packed and great for anyone who likes fiction, science fiction, and action stories.
Apr 12, 2012 Kevin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably one of the best in the series so far. Leaves off with such a cliffhanger.
Mar 04, 2012 Colorbomb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joseph Scheidemandel

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
Steffen Dejong
Mar 23, 2010 Steffen Dejong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Andrew Malczewski
its getting boring and repetative
Debra Cook
Mar 15, 2017 Debra Cook rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bobby goes to the world of Quillan to fight Saint Dane but gets caught up playing games to help a world that can't or won't fight back. Can Bobby help Quillan and what's up on second earth.
Antonio Becerril
The Quillan Games (Pendragon, #7) by D.J. MacHale is a fast paced interesting book that will keep you on your toes I could not believe the ending "Mr.Pop!" read to find out what that means.
Daniel S.
Oct 22, 2015 Daniel S. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sci-Fi / Fantasy fans, Fiction enthusiast, YA devotee, Dystopian adherent
**NOTE:** This is the 7th book in a fairly ling series. You must read all the books before this book, starting with The Merchant of Death before reading this.

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
Mar 09, 2017 Ian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book about a boy who was sent to a world full of death games, and gambling. He is thrown into a death game against his rival.

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.
Denzil Pugh
May 25, 2012 Denzil Pugh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 06, 2014 Antstoe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 09, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  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
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Bobby has been invited to the Games on the territory of Quillan, and he barely gets a look at the city before he is abducted to the castle of the evil game-masters, Veego and LaBerge. The entire world places bets on their games, hoping for a better life, but losing can mean death. Bobby is forced into playing the games, finding unexpected allies within the castle and in the city. But if he competes in the deadly games, he might be playing right into Saint Dane's hands. Bobby has to make difficul ...more
Dec 08, 2011 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, squash
D.J. MacHale has done it again. The seventh installment of the Pendragon is fast-paced, action packed, and his cliff-hanger leaves fans begging for 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
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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 between playing football and running track. D.J. then attended N
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Pendragon (10 books)
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