Noble Smith is the Franchise Narrative Director of Microsoft's legendary video game series Age of Empires from Xbox Game Studios. He is an award-winning playwright, documentary film executive producer, and author of The Wisdom of the Shire-a book about the philosophy of Tolkien's Hobbits (translated into eight languages). And the epic historical fiction trilogy Nikias of Plataea (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press) set in ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War.
In The Wisdom of the Shire, Noble Smith sheds light on the life-changing ideas tucked away inside the classic works of J. R. R. Tolkien and his most beloved creation—the stouthearted Hobbits.
Drawing on The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and other ta...[SEE MORE]