When Bobby Pendragon arrives on the territory of Quillan, he discovers a whole new meaning to the word competition!Quillan is heading for destruction, the people have lost control of their own future and are struggling just to survive. The only chance they have of finding a better life is to play the Quillan Games, but this is more dangerous than you would think. Game masters Veego and LaBerge have created a world filled with competition using the people of Quillan as pawns in their crazy computer-driven games. To triumph in the games is to live the life of a king, but to lose is to die!Pendragon realises the only way to save this troubled territory is to beat Veego and LaBerge at their own games and dismantle their nightmare fun house. But there is a lot at stake for Bobby Pendragon, more than he could ever have imagined Let the games begin!