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The Quillan Games (Pendragon #7)

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  17,964 Ratings  ·  316 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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Published May 16th 2006 by Aladdin (first published May 16th 2005)
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Nov 15, 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
Mar 04, 2011 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
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
Sep 25, 2009 Jordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"...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
Mar 12, 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
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
Raven Lucero
Dec 21, 2015 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
Tom Suhayda
I loved this book, it was extremely exciting. I lost sleep over this book because of the amount of suspense this author uses.
In this book the protagonist, Bobby Pendragon, Is trying to stop the antagonist, Saint Dane from destroying the territory of Quillian. As the story goes on Bobby is forced to play in a dangerous series of games called The Quillian Games (and no this not a copy of “The Hunger games”, this book was published two years before) The rules of these games are usually to do anyth
Amrit Arora
Mar 08, 2015 Amrit Arora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Daniel S.
Oct 24, 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
Nov 23, 2014 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
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.
Jun 01, 2015 Corrin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Katie Zeimet
Aug 24, 2015 Katie Zeimet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pendragon Book Seven: The Quillian Games is the seventh book in a ten book series about a teenager named Bobby that travels throughout time and space trying to save Halla (every time every thing) from an evil person named Saint Dane. Saint Dane is trying to find the turning point on each territory to make the territory fall into chaos. In the seventh book Bobby has to save the territory Quillian from a company called Blok that is controlling their lives.

I personally think The Quillian Games was
Preston M.
Nov 17, 2014 Preston M. rated it really liked it  ·  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
Britney Hill
Sep 13, 2016 Britney Hill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Quillan Games, the seventh book in the Pendragon series, was not a bad book. Above all, it showed the extent of Saint Dane's power. Somewhat like the Star Wars series, it showed how the "Dark side", or power in general, could corrupt anyone. It also shows that, for one of the first times in the series, that Saint Dane really believes that what he is doing is right. He says that under his rule, Halla will be better than it was before. And so, it is another classic good vs. evil battle. Also, ...more
May 14, 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
Dec 12, 2015 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know I say this every time, but this is my favorite so far. This series is similar to the Harry Potter series in that it seems to grow up a little with each book. If I had read these books at an age appropriate time, like I had with Harry Potter, I would have felt like the books were growing up with me. That being said, some of the characters are very predictable in that most of the time I can tell who is Saint Dane (i.e Andy Mitchell and Challenger Green). Also the ending of this book tells s ...more
Alyssa Marroquin
The Quillan Games are about Saint Dane trying to test Bobby Pendragon in his battle against him for Halla.Veego and LaBerge are two of his minions who invite Bobby to Quillan to put him through the tests Saint Dane needs to see him conquer.Bobby writes journals to inform Mark and Courtney if the battle is being lost or won and to see how Bobby mixing the territories will ultimately lead to The Convergence and whether Saint Dane really gets to create his perfect version of Halla.Bobby realizes a ...more
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.
Kat  Hooper
Mar 26, 2015 Kat Hooper rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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