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The Quillan Games (Pendragon #7)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  14,648 ratings  ·  264 reviews
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 a ...more
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Published April 1st 2009 by Playaway (first published May 16th 2005)
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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
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

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
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
"...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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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 bring
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
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
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
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
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
Steffen Dejong
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I cannot believe that we’re three books away from the end. I am not ready to say goodbye to this fantastic series. *sobs*

The first half of this book was really slow. I was afraid that The Quillan Games would lose its magic but once Bobby got the idea of the problems that Quillan were facing, the pace picked up nicely. And man, this book was full of surprises that left me wanting more. Saint Dane is really scaring me. The Travelers are getting more and more confident because they think they’re wi
The Quillan Games stood out to me from the very beginning because of the odd sense of familiarity the territory had for me. On Quillan, a corporation has taken over, controlling the entire population by being the only place to work or to buy food. People are unhappy, hungry, cramped, and desperate. They can increase their station in life by a small amount or a large amount through gambling on games. Some of these games they must compete in themselves; others are staged games broadcast over telev ...more
The 7th book in the Pendragon series focal territory is Quillan. This book reminded me of the Hunger games except for the fact that betters can die as well. Pendragon is introduced to the territory by fighting Robo-Tarantulas in a boring warehouse with boxes entitled "Blok". He leaves the warehouse and goes into a somber gaming arcade. Apparently, the clothes left at the entrance of the flume were challenger clothes, which forces the wearer to compete in the Quillan Games. Will he make it and sa ...more
BLOK = WAL MART?! yes yes?

Definitely one of the more engaging Pendragon novels. The ending actually took me by surprise, which is usually not the case. I found this book was hard to put down when most of the time, compared to the other Pendragon novles. It takes place on a territory where Bobby is forced to take place in "games" where if you lose, you die. Its really a very interesting read. A few comments though.

I find the whole Saint Dane "can magically be anyone, anytime, everywhere, all the
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
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 Quillan as pawns for their amusement as they force them to enter competitions that range from physical battles, to impossible obstac
I have slightly mixed feelings about this book. I discovered the "Pendragon Adventure" in junior high, and read the first six books by the time I reached sophomore year of high school. I tried reading the "Quillan Games" numerous times, but never got past the first chapter. Robot spiders really aren't my thing. However, if you give it a chance and push past Bobby's first journal, it does get better. The story has a very "Hunger Games" feel to it, although this one was actually published first, a ...more
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.

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