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 431 BC, ancient Greece experienced its own 'Pearl Harbor'—a treacherous sneak attack that would mark the start of the bloody war between the democracy of Athens and the tyranny of Sparta. Caught between these superpowers, the independent city-state o...[SEE MORE]