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Noble Smith

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I am an award winning playwright, documentary producer, and Franchise Narrative Director of the Xbox video game series Age of Empires.

My latest novel Draxinger is a paranormal spy-thriller set during The Great War and available as a Kindle exclusive.

My nonfiction 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 The Nikias of Plataea Trilogy is published by Macmillan. NYT bestselling authors Michael and Kathleen Gear described it as having "Terrific action, with a wickedly brilliant plot, visceral combat, and nail-biting treacher

Maker of Middle-earth Memories

Estimate, compare, distinguish, discuss, and trace to its principle sources…Everything.

—J.R.R. Tolkien

The above quote is from a spoof exam that J.R.R. Tolkien created for his fellow Inklings—the group of writers at Oxford, including the Narnia Chronicles author C.S. Lewis, with whom Tolkien met regularly to discuss their literary works. The original handwritten version of this “exam” was displayed Read more of this blog post »
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message 2: by Felix

Felix Hi Noble.

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

Stay Frosty,


message 1: by L

L 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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