The Quillan Games (Pendragon Series #7)

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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, ...

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Overview

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 obstacle courses, to computer-driven tests of agility. To triumph in the games is to live the life of a king. To lose is to die.

This is the dangerous and deadly situation Bobby Pendragon finds on Quillan. He quickly realizes that the only way to save this troubled territory is to beat Veego and LaBerge at their own games and dismantle their horrible fun house. But there is more at stake for Bobby. The prize for winning the Quillan Games may be discovering the truth of what it really means a Traveler.

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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 brings instant extinction.
KLIATT - KLIATT Review
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, May 2006: Bobby Pendragon, fresh from a deadly encounter with Saint Dane, finds an invitation to the Games of Quillan, and off he goes to a fresh Territory. The people of Quillan are quite fond of games, and of gambling, but the stakes if one loses are grim indeed. In no time at all, Bobby finds himself a Challenger in the biggest Games of the world, where winning is everything and the losers leave in a coffin. But there is some hope: Bobby has discovered a secret underground movement, working to wrest control of their world from the fascist Corporation that rules it. Meanwhile, back on Second Earth, Bobby's friends are in trouble, and he needs to get back to help them--if he can survive. This series gets better and better, and the stakes for the Territories have just been raised again. Essential for libraries that own the series, which should be all libraries. Age Range: Ages 12 to 18. REVIEWER: Deirdre Root (Vol. 42, No. 1)
VOYA
It is time to buckle up for the seventh installment in the Pendragon series, as Bobby travels to Quillan, where gaming is not an amusing pastime but a way to survive-losing means death. After watching Quillan's traveler die in a game, Bobby finds himself being forced into the role of Challenger in the most extreme of Quillan's games, the Grand X, something most likely orchestrated by Bobby's nemesis, St. Dane. Realizing that more than his life is at stake, Bobby seeks to find the secret of Quillan, held by the mysterious Mr. Pop. On Second Earth, Courtney is recovering from her near fatal accident, aided by Mark and his strange new friend. None of the three heroes have any inkling of the horrors awaiting them. It is difficult to imagine a better thrill ride than a Pendragon novel, and MacHale keeps kicking up the adrenaline factor with each subsequent book. Although this volume starts slowly and sometimes gets bogged down in exposition, it quickly becomes a roller coaster of unexpected twists and turns. MacHale is not afraid to subject his characters to failure, betrayal, and loss, and jaw-dropping surprises are in store for fans who have come to love them. With its deftly handled warning of a future of uncontrolled greed, its questioning of the nature of good and evil, and the shattering portrayal of loss, it is one of the most impacting entries of a creative and challenging series. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2006, Simon & Schuster, 496p., Ages 11 to 15.
—Arlene Garcia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689869136
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 12/26/2007
  • Series: Pendragon Series , #7
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 90,556
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.62 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

D.J. MacHale is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pendragon series and the Morpheus Road series. He has written, directed and produced many television series and movies for young people that have been seen on Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, HBO, Showtime, PBS, Discovery Kids, and the broadcast networks. D.J. lives with his family in Southern California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    The hunger games copied this book

    Im not going to read the hunger games because they copied this book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    The pendragon series is awsome

    Saint dane thinks he can win well on vellox bobby was just getting fired up so saint dane better watch out because pendragons just starting

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2009

    Love it!

    My boyfriend got me into the Pendragon series, and at first I didn't want to read it because I thought it would be a take off of Harry Potter [which i also love.] However, I couldn't have been more wrong! Its a completely different story line that is amazing. I've loved reading it. Anyone who is into fantasy/adventure stories would love this series/book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    An Awesome Series!

    From the first page of book one on, I was hooked! I love the characters and thier development throughout the story, and I love the creativity involved in each of the different worlds. I can't wait to see what happens next!

    If you liked Pendragon, you might also enjoy the "Fablehaven" series by Brandon Mull, and the "Percy Jackson" series by Rick Riordan.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2009

    Zach's Book Review

    Summary:<BR/>In the seventh Pendragon book, Bobby chases Saint Dane to Quillan where he is forced to play in games where to lose is to die. However, there is an ever more pressing issue. Where is Saint Dane? What does he have in store for the destruction of this territory? While these questions go through Bobby¿s mind he watches as another traveler dies and then soon meets the one from Quillan who explains that she leads three lives: one as the traveler, one as the special assistant for Blok and, most importantly, one as a reviver. She tells him that the revivers are a group of people who want to take Blok down and restore Quillan to the way things were before. They were fighting for freedom. Bobby then knew that this was how he would save Quillan. He would have to help the revivers and meet Mr. Pop (Mr. Pop is a huge library of Quillan¿s past). However, this would also mean he would have to fight in the Grand X. So as usual Bobby is left to do the most dangerous part by putting his life on the line for Halla. Bobby did compete in the Grand X but he barely won. However, even with him winning the Grand X all hope of preserving the past was lost when Mr. Pop was destroyed. The one behind it was the traveler from Quillan, Nevva Winter. One of the travelers had joined Saint Dane and Saint Dane had won another territory.<BR/><BR/>Literary Devices:<BR/><BR/>The author uses many similes and onomatopoeias to help the reader understand and visualize the scene that he is describing. For example, he compares the Blok¿s company meeting room to a courtroom and then later describes a sound as a Swoosh-crack sound. The author also used hyperboles to add humor to the story. An example of a hyperbole is when Bobby ¿knocked another spider into next week.¿ <BR/><BR/>Best part of the Book:<BR/> The best part of the book was near the end when Bobby finally ¿meets¿ Mr. Pop. He had only heard of Mr. Pop while he was staying at Veego and LaBerge¿s castle. Needless to say he was excited when he found out that he was to meet him. This was an honor that very few people ever got to experience. Mr. Pop was rumored to be the one thing that would help save the territory. The only reason he was about to meet Mr. Pop was because of the traveler from Quillan. She had introduced him to the revivers, a group set on restoring imagination and spirit to the people. Anyway, when he saw Mr. Pop he realized that ¿he¿ was a place. Mr. Pop was just a code name so that people would think that the place was actually a person. It was a security feature. When Bobby looked upon Mr. Pop he saw that it was a huge library of Quillan¿s past. However, it not only had books but also sculptures, paintings, and even clothing. Mr. Pop was all the history of Quillan; it was the real Quillan that had been forced aside. Mr. Pop was the only thing that stood between Quillan and destruction. It was Mr. Pop that would guide the people of Quillan back to the way it was meant to be.<BR/><BR/>Worst Part of the Book:<BR/> The worst part of the book was when Bobby had to watch a traveler that he had never met die as he played against the Campion of the Quillan games. It was a sad part because, if Bobby were there, he could have tried to save him with his unique ability of healing. With this in mind, two travelers were dead and two stuck on another territory. <BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/><BR/>Recommendation:<BR/> I would definitely recommend this book because they are full of action and it¿s really neat to explore every new territory and picture it your mind. The

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    To below

    Its not "ripping off" The Hunger Games. Check the publishing date. If anything the Hunger Games is a rip off to this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Anybody else notcie...?

    I dont know y but when Nevva was telling Bobby what the plan was i thought that this story was either ripping off the hunger games or vice versa.... Btw WHAT IS THE CONVERGANCE? WHERE IS MARK & WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO DO WITH 2ND EARTH'S WEIRDNESS?? Oh well i guess youll just hav 2 find out ;) this book is awesome by the way...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Josh

    Flameclaw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    To josh

    Omg me too darkwolf tht mee who r u?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Anyonomas

    Who want 2 lend me this book?????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Hunger games did NOT copie this book!

    The games are totally doerintq.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    To " click"

    Not In Your Life, idiot.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Click

    Hey does anyone want to have nook sex? If anyone does, just leave ur name gender and email.


    Thanks--Tom

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Pretty Good

    This is probably one of my least favorite book in the Pendragon series. It definitely has some action but it os also kind of confusing. I still love all of the Pendragon books though.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    To those wondering i this is similar to hunger games

    Yes this book is simiar to to premise of hunger gmes, or vise versa as this came out first. Both books are incredibly different though. Just because one aspect of the two stories is similar does not claim plagerism. Both books are great and are deserving of five stars

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    What iss it about?

    I need to know if the book is similer to the hunger games. I loved that book and if it is similer then I know thst i will like this book. The pendragon books RULE THE TERRITORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    To those who say the hunger games copied......

    No she didnt i read this book and the hunger games and it isnt the same at all.the hunger games is soooooo much better.GO HUNGER GAMES!

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    This a great book

    Lots of twists and turns in this great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Wanted to finish a great series

    I started the traveler series when i was in 7th grade but i lodt my entire collection of books in a home accident.

    Great series :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Wow

    Lokks good, how is it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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