The Cockroach King

The Cockroach King is the third book in the Sorry and Morticum trilogy. While on the moon colony, Sorry receives an urgent call for help from the earth. Their atmosphere is failing, and Sorry is infuriated that he has spent so much of his life trying to save that planet. Young wizard Soriguard believes an atmospherologist who lives in the mind gardens can help. The crew grows more and more curious as to the present state of the dying planet they left six years ago and decide to help. When they return, their spaceship is shot at and they make an emergency landing with the aid of the giant cockroaches, Spinks and Gronk. They quickly realize that the dying atmosphere is not the greatest of their problems. The world has regressed to a form of behavior abolished six hundred years before, and they have long since forgotten how to hold a proper war. Still, it will take the greatest insights of both Sorry and the Cockroach King, and Soriguard remembering something he learned on the moon to solve this problem.

Meet Charles Stoll

Charles Stoll was born on Long Island in 1956. In High School he won the N.C.T.E. (National Council of Teachers of English) Award in Writing. He attended Syracuse University where a favorite professor challenged him to write a book. Forty years later, he accomplished that goal and hasn’t stopped writing since. Mind Gardens earned him “Distinguished Favorite in the 2020 Independent Press Awards. His novels include the sci-fi trilogy: Sorry and Morticum, Mind Gardens, and The Cockroach King. His other works include Drunken Angel, The Time Thief, and Enigma. “I write the types of books I have enjoyed reading, books that challenge me as they entertain me, ones that make me look at things I thought I knew and suddenly see from a new perspective. I like characters that are defined not by their clothing, but by their thoughts and ideas. And the books that I love the most are the ones that find the balance in life.”