The Blackgaard Chronicles #1:
Opening Moves

A conniving city councilman is secretly carrying out plans against John Avery Whittaker and Whit's End. Yet Philip Glossman is only a pawn in a dark game played by the mysterious Dr. Regis Blackgaard.

Meanwhile, against Whit's express orders, Eugene and Connie tamper with a top-secret computer room—and the destructive Applesauce program is unleashed.

Can Whit counter the forces opposing him? What does Dr. Blackgaard really want?


Discover The Blackgaard Chronicles, a new book series that explores more of the story beyond the Adventures in Odyssey audio drama series!


About the Author


Phil Lollar started his performing career at the tender age of five. He won numerous acting awards in high school, and studied music, screenwriting and directing in college, receiving a degree in Cinema Production from Los Angeles City College. Phil then worked with Focus on the Family, co-creating the award-winning dramatic series Adventures in Odyssey, writing more than 250 episodes of the show and directing more than 300 episodes. At Focus, Phil met Jeff Parker and Nathan Carlson, and the three of them developed the hit comedy series Jungle Jam and Friends the Radio Show! Phil also served as a writer and consultant for the Nickelodeon/Jim Henson television series, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, twice nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Series. Phil has also played numerous characters for AIO, including Dale Jacobs, Odyssey Times editor.


About the Series

Adventures in Odyssey radio dramas are fast-moving and exciting. But there's only so much story that can be told in a half-hour episode! In these easy-to-read novels, kids ages 8 to 12 will learn more of the back story on their favorite characters and events, as well as find themselves in the middle of more adventure and suspense!

Book Details
  • Hardcover, 150 pages
  • 5.0 x 7.0 inches
  • This book series is based on the popular Blackgaard saga audio episodes of Adventures in Odyssey. This series brings a new perspective to the story and takes a more thorough peek behind the scenes at the goings on not heard in the original audio episodes.
  • The Blackgaard saga is also available as one complete audio collection: The Blackgaard Chronicles (which we recommend listening to first!). Avid fans won't want to miss the extra details gleaned from reading the books.
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