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The Noble Ones

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
On the surface, Aidan's life seems no different from any other young man living during the waning years of the 18th century; he has a charming girlfriend, a thriving clock shop, and a sizable stretch of land. While repairing his late father's pocket watch, he deciphers a hidden message that unlocks the truth of his lineage and plunges him into a world filled with the fanta ...more
Paperback, 277 pages
Published May 15th 2011 by Pill Hill Press
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May 24, 2011 Thomas rated it it was amazing
This book deserves to be discovered! I happened to stumble upon this and thought I'd give it a try; I like to support small press writers once in a while. I know a review for an unknown book such as this one is worth more than writing one that hundreds of others already have, so here goes:

What I found was a true knockout. The author is an extremely talented guy. It took a few chapters (some of which are very, very short) to really get rooted in the story and style, but once I did I couldn't put
Jun 19, 2011 Rose rated it it was ok
Oh boy... I really wanted to like this book more but I found myself struggling just to finish it. It took me awhile to get used to the third person narrative that to seemed way too much third person. While reading this book I felt way removed from the characters and their journey. Surroundings were very descriptive but characters, even the main one Aiden, lacked personality. I couldn't relate or understand anybody and so as I'm reading along I didn't really care about them. Chapters were short a ...more
Jun 12, 2011 Eric rated it liked it
The book was up and down. There were moments where I really liked the book and others were the book dragged on. The story jumped around a lot as well and some of it felt disjointed until the story got going. I also didn't care for the way the author ended the book.
Apr 28, 2011 Kat rated it it was amazing
Although this isn't normally my style of reading, I loved this book. It took me a little while to get into it, but once I did I was hooked. What I found was a great mix of fun, excitement, and emotion.

The book follows a few different story lines, each with very "real" characters. It is about halfway through when their various threads intertwine and the story really takes off with all cylinders blazing. The author's writing style transported me directly into the action, which I thought was very e
This was won as a giveaway & I'm sorry to say I just cannot get into it. I've picked it up three times & the furthest I've gotten is about a quarter of the way.

Any student can tell you that when you don't have a lot of time to read things that aren't school related the books that 'make the cut' on extra reading have to be something really good. This didn't cut it for me, I'm challenging myself to finish it this summer when I only have a few classes.

The biggest problem I found was that f
Jenn Bennington
Jul 10, 2011 Jenn Bennington rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading The Noble Ones, although it was somewhat akin to reading a Cliff Notes of a expansive fantasy novel. Tinsley has great ideas and a gripping story to tell, but his character development is so far behind his plot development, that it is hard to feel emotionally invested. That said, I wanted to keep reading because the story was fascinating in a very traditional, almost cliche fantasy sense. I know that small publishers don't have editors on staff, but I think that given a good ed ...more
Jul 28, 2011 Anita rated it really liked it
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I received The Noble Ones from a Goodreads giveaway and it was awesome. I have to say I really enjoyed the story behind the Noble Ones and the ending...WOW!! I hope this means there is going to be a #2. I do not think the summary on the back of the book does it justice. The Noble Ones is very fast paced and I couldn't flip the pages fast enough. If the kids weren't home for summer break it would have definitely been a 2 or 3 day read for me. I highly recommend The Noble Ones and am hoping this i ...more
May 24, 2011 Adam rated it it was amazing
I got my copy of The Noble Ones and couldn't believe how great the book was. It had a lot of surprising turns, exciting action, and interesting characters that really brought this book to life. I highly recommend it and hope this author comes out with a sequel. Fans of the genre--or any genre for that matter--do yourself a favor and check out The Noble Ones.
Apr 12, 2011 Meghann rated it really liked it
I don't normally read this particular genre, however I will now! I would read 'The Noble Ones' before bed and would eventually have to make myself turn out the lights so I could get some sleep. This book keep me turning pages and there were so many unpredictable twists and turns. I can't wait for the sequel!
Jul 01, 2011 Sandra rated it it was ok
Did not enjoy this book. It jumped around way too much, right up until the last 50 pages and then left me hanging. Would not recommend this book!
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Jun 11, 2011 Ashley Martinus rated it liked it
The writing is fantastic. I highly recommend this book to people who really enjoy Lord of the Rings-sci-fi-ish books.
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I am a native of Springfield, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to grown up in such a diverse area of the country surrounded by great friends and an awesome family. After attending elementary, middle, and high school in Springfield, I relocated to the southwestern part of the commonwealth to study English and Political Science at Virginia Tech. Be ...more
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