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Feared as a demon because of his two different colored eyes, as well as by his outlandish actions, Highlander Onyx MacKeefe is known as a madman. While celebrating his birthday one cold night at a Lowland pub, he meets a bonnie Englishwoman who says she is searching for her father's murderer and thief. And when he recognizes the name of the person she seeks as his own mother, his birthday takes a bad turn.

Lady Loveday de Lacy, known as Lovelle, comes looking for not only a murderer from the past, but also something that's been stolen - her mother's Book of Hours. She is desperate to find it, as she needs the help of the mystical charms at the back of the book. But when she meets a rugged Highlander who takes her captive in order to secure his mother's life, she finds herself being reckless, and also attracted to the dangerous man.

But things only become more complicated as Lovelle and Onyx find themselves needing each other, but knowing they are enemies. And the more they try to fight off the attraction between them, the stronger it becomes. But neither of them see the harrowing future in store for them as Onyx is faced with demons of his past and there is also an outbreak of the plague that threatens their very lives.

Can a proper Englishwoman and a Scottish madman find the strength and will to work together before impending doom overtakes them?

©2013 Elizabeth Rose Krejcik (P)2016 Elizabeth Rose Krejcik

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Terrific story, artfully told.

Would you listen to Onyx again? Why?

I will listen to this story again, as it relates to the stories of his four sisters, so I am certain after I go to each of those I will want to revisit Onyx's story. It went by so quickly- really interesting plot.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Aiden and Ian, Onyx's two best friends made me laugh. I envisioned them as his hot sidekicks. I also thought the blind hag added intrigue, and Onyx's natural father was a man who had regrets, but was a complicated person.

Have you listened to any of Tim Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have listened to several of Tim Campbell's performances, by several different authors. I have yet to be disappointed! His interpretation of each character in this story, and their voices, along with differing accents was wonderful. I truly enjoyed myself listening to the tale.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found myself laughing throughout the reading, especially at the antics of Onyx's two friends. I felt for Lady Love as she worried for her son, and was saddened with Fenella's fate.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this story and can highly recommend it. The plot was interesting and had moments of varying emotional ups and downs, with humor and romance. All this and told by a fantastic narrator.

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An unexpected journey

What did you love best about Onyx?

I loved listening to Onyx's journey of discovery of his true self. From feeling unloved to discovering he not only could find someone to love him, but he had a father that loved him and the clan that had raised him loved him deeply and would always be there for him.

Which character – as performed by Tim Campbell – was your favorite?

I loved them all. Tim Cambell puts much into all the character's Making each their own unique being bringing Elizabeth Rose's vision from paper to life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I often wanted to reach in the device and shake sense into Onyx when he was being so hardheaded.

Any additional comments?

I can't wait to find out about the rest of the MadMan MacKeefes!

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Super Great!

Onyx was thought to be dead when he was born. His mother tried to steal a dagger with an onyx embedded in it from a witch before he was conceived. He was taken to Scotland by a women who was a thief. She discovered he was alive and he grew up thinking she was his mother. When everyone saw that he had two different colored eyes, they called him the devil.
This is only a thread in the tapestry when you listen to this one. It has many twist and turns---then the real story unfolds!! Only a great storyteller can put color into these threads. The Narriator brought it to life with every thread. This masterpiece will be so complete in your mind when it ends, you will want to hang it on your wall. We all have choices in life. We curse ourselves by our thoughts and actions. Make a right choice and choose this book, you won't be sorry.

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A genius with a pen!

Elizabeth Rose creates another can't put down fantasy romance. She captures your attention from the first sentence and lures you in until you finish.

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Life or Death

I enjoyed listening to this book. Narrator was good. This book continues the story of the Daughters of the Dagger series. We are introduced to a baby that has two different colored eyes and then the story continues when he is older. Interesting storyline, but I totally liked how the two series merged. Onyx has been scorned all his life, but that changes when he meets Lady Love.

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Onyx

I enjoyed the story and the narration was amazing. It was a good ending to a very good series.

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Onyx - Madman MacKeefe

I finished listening to the audible book Onyx by Elizabeth Rose. The story is about Onyx MacKeefe and an English woman Lady Lovelle. Lady Lovelle came to the MacKeefe's to find a woman who Onyx thought was his mother. Lady Lovelle said that his mother had killed her father and stolen property that belonged to her mother and she wanted it back. The story has many twists, turns, romance, adventure, a little humor and love. I really enjoyed this book and I had listened to book 2 and book 3 first until I won book 1 from Elizabeth Rose.

Tim Campbell did an excellent job of making the characters come to life. I highly recommend Elizabeth Rose's books or audible books. They are well written and keep your interest.

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ONYX .. book 1 in Madman Maccheffe series and the last book in Daughter’s of the Dagger. This book is wonderful .. a jewel who was lost then found. From having one small family to gaining many having found his. I’m sadden this series is over but this author has a writing talent that I just can’t put her books down. And I will continue to the next series. She has become one of my fav. A must read , page turner 💋🗡

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when you are someone then you think you are

onyx is a strong character , he has two different color eyes so he is fear by most , so when he has a chance of love, by someone who, loves him for his actions not the way he looks, can he trust her not to chance her mind when the truth comes out. you will love this story and its a story that you can relate to , most of us have been judge by the way we look, not our actions, so we can really understand and feel onyx pain , great story

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what a great story!

This story was enthralling from the beginning, and the characters were funny, engaging and friends that I will miss!

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  • Claire
  • 12-20-20

Loved it

This is the 2nd time im listening to this series and enjoyed this first book even more than the first time, because this time I listened to the previous series so I knew who all the characters were at the end. I loved the reunion at the end when all the families got together. Tim Campbell was brilliant as always. I love all the books he narrates. I have listened to most of the historical romances he has narrated and will definitely listen to his most recent ones. This book is definitely worth a credit. Now on to book 2,Aiden's story.

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  • Mrs Marilyn Parry
  • 10-04-20

Onyx

Well I don’t know if this is the last book of the Dagger series or the first book of the Madman Mackeef books. Wherever it sits it is wonderful. The four books of the Dagger Series were fantastic. They told of a childless lady who was desperate for a child and she came across a blind old hag, who sold her 4 beautiful jewelled daggers. She had no more money so she stole the fifth dagger. Then refused a beggar boy any money to help him. So the old hag cursed her and when she was pregnant with child 5 the child was a boy born dead and she died herself. Onyx continues from there. It is a wonderful book, I loved every word of it. It was narrated beautifully. Miss Rose, you are wonderful yourself and to put all these books together is fantastic. They are a brilliant collection of books. Thank You so much.