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I am an award winning playwright, author, documentary film producer and interactive writer.

My book The Wisdom of the Shire is published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, and has been translated into 8 languages. Kirkus Reviews praised it as "A life-affirming, must-have morsel for Tolkien's colossal fan base."

My historical fiction action/adventure Sons of Zeus is published by Thomas Dunne Books (first in The Warrior Trilogy set in ancient Greece). NYT bestselling authors Michael and Kathleen Gear described it as having "Terrific action, with a wickedly brilliant plot, visceral combat, and nail-biting treachery."

Sons of Zeus will be translated into Portuguese (Novo Conceito) and Greek (Psichogios Publications).

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I had to take a hiatus from writing my Shire Wisdom blog for about five months. I had a weird and scary thing happen to my heart (and I'll write about that in a blog post soon). But I'm all better now, thanks to my family and the fact that I followed what I had learned while writing The Wisdom of the Shire! (Author, heal thyself!)

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Published on June 25, 2013 10:12 • 99 views • Tags: ancient-greeks, sons-of-zeus, tolkien
Average rating: 3.99 · 468 ratings · 157 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Wisdom of the Shire: A ...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 273 ratings — published 2012 — 16 editions
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Sons of Zeus (The Warrior T...
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The One-Armed Warrior: A Sh...
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Stolen from Gypsies
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Sword of Apollo: A Novel
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Warrior (The Oxland Saga)
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Sons of Zeus by Noble Smith
" "Zeus's balls!" what a great book. This series was my first experience reading about Ancient Greece and oh what a ride. I adored the protagonist Nikias and thoroughly enjoyed reading about the citizens of Plataea. I can't say enough good things ab... " Read more of this review »
Spartans at the Gates by Noble Smith
" Having gotten a chance to read an advanced copy of Sons of Zeus, I was pretty excited to get my hands on the sequel, Spartans at the Gates. The bar was already high, but it does not disappoint. I really enjoyed Sons of Zeus, but because most of th... " Read more of this review »
Spartans at the Gates by Noble Smith
" "Spartans at the Gate" which I eagerly awaited and was delighted to receive as an advanced copy is the exciting, action-packed sequel to "Sons of Zeus". It begins with the Spartans entrenched in a Persian Fort awaiting word that Plataea will brea... " Read more of this review »
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Felix Hi Noble.

Thanks for adding to the friends list. Eagerly awaiting "Sons of Zeus"release.

Stay Frosty,


Lucinda Dear Noble,
Thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. I am really looking forward to reading your work, "The Wisdom of the Shire" as a huge fan of JRR Tolkien & his works! Look out for a review once read.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

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