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The Tangled Bridge

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Psychologist Madeleine LeBlanc is desperate to escape the madness that has followed her family for a century. She's struggling to adjust to her new-found power and to stick to the pact that protects her sanity.

But an innocent little boy is being hunted—by Madeleine's half brother and her great-grandmother, Chloe, and by the demons they control. The boy is a threat to their
Paperback, 528 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Tor Books (first published May 8th 2012)
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Originally posted on Nov 15 2012 at Butterfly-o-Meter Books:

After diving into the world of the Twisted Ladder last week, the journey grows darker and even more complex with The Tangled Bridge. This is book #2 in the The Twisted Ladder series, so in case you're liking the concept I suggest you start with the first book, this is not one of those series where each book stands on its own. The world of the briar and characters involved need book #1 to make clear sense.

Now, I had a great time reading
Freda Mans-Labianca
Aug 17, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
I'm a little let down.
When I read the description for the book I got excited with the idea of a person having the ability to cross over between the living and dead. I thought it would make for an interesting book.
To be honest I had to push myself through this one. Not for lack of writing skill, but the story was just all over the place for me. I still can't formulate whether it's because I didn't read her previous book, or because it really was that confusing, but I am left unsatisfied.
Bummer to
Madeline LeBlanc comes from a long line of magic--they call it pigeon--where they can see the briar and the river devils who live there. All of us have our own devils who whisper in our ears, trying to get us to do wicked things. For the most part the devils are an unorganized lot, except that Madeline's great-grandmother Choloe and half-brother Zenon want to use the briar's power to change humanity itself. And the only people standing in their way are Madeline and the six-year-old boy Bo Racer ...more
Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
The Tangled Bridge is the sequel to Rhodi Hawk’s A Twisted Ladder that follows Dr. Madeleine LeBlanc as she comes to term with her new ability, and her dark family’s history. The People in Madeleine’s family all have the ability to influence/manipulate people’s will/mind, something they call ‘ Pigeon Games’. In the previous book, Madeleine not only learns that her father isn’t really sick but can see in the briar (a dark and twisted place where the river devils resides) but she too has the knack ...more
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-have-a-copy, review
In A Tangled Bridge the 2nd in the series, we find out much more about Madeleine’s family, and you will get way more knowledge about the briar, pigenory and the river devils. Madeleine's river devil, Severin, is pretty crazy and disturbing if you ask me! She fights Chloe her Great-Grandmother, who keeping pushing Madeleine in using her abilities more and more and to make her walk the briar. Zenon, her half-brother, that she find out in the first book, is also trying to push her into using her ab ...more
Oct 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Madeleine LeBlanc is still learning how to hone her briar-born abilities. Zenon Lansky is in a coma now, yet this gives him the ability to always been in the briar gaining knowledge and strength. Chloe is determined to find a way to preserve and lengthen her life span, but she needs the secrets from the briar (which she can’t access directly) to do so and is poised to force one of her great-grandchildren to carry out the deed. Along with Madeleine’s current troubles, we are given entrée into the ...more
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Today's review is on The Tangled Bridge by Rhodi Hawk

Just as good as the first installment, The Tangle Bridge was difficult to put down and took me just one day to complete. And though there were a few editing misses, I continued to be as enthralled with the story as I was from the very first page of the first book.

Now that Zenon is in a coma you would think that the danger to Madeleine, Ethan, and the Lumens would decrease, but that is not the case. Zenon has been practicing and has become quit
Oct 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, 2012-reads
I only made it about halfway through this 528-page tome before I lost interest in its story. The premise was very interesting, and I expected it to be engrossing, at the very least. The beginning did not disappoint, with the introduction of Madeline and Ethan, and their jaunt to meet up with a possessed woman and a dead body. Following closely on its heels is an introduction to the LeBlanc children, who run from their home in the bayou to the dark and dangerous New Orleans.

The river devils, Made
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the second of a series of books written by Rhodi Hawk that follows the life of Madeleine LeBlanc and her family. The story goes from present day New Orleans to the past, revealing more of the powers hidden of the underworld that are linked to the family history. Madeleine is forced to enter the bottom of the briar to discover how she can stop her great-grandmother and half brother from taking innocent people and controlling their minds and bodies. A constant battle between good and evil. ...more
Lana Bouillion
Nov 16, 2012 rated it liked it

I was tremendously disappointed in the sequel to Rhodi Hawk's "a Twisted Ladder." I looked forward to "The Tangled Bridge" so much that I kept her first book out to remind me of the details. The first half of the sequel is spent with the "river devils" and I have not been able to get passed that. I rarely give up on a book and I have labored through many. This, however, I can't do. So sad. There is no explanation to the first time reader of any of the relationships..,just a disappointment all r
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
The Tangled Bridge by Rhodi Hawk is the second in a series. I did not realize that until I started to read it and I can tell you that it is not a stand-alone book. You really have to read The Tangled Ladder first. It tells the story of individual’s crossing over between the living and dead. I had a difficult time because there were at least three story lines going in this book. I am not even sure I know what was going on.
Karen Palmer
Dec 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the sequel to "The Twisted Ladder." Although this is a good read, it was easy to get lost in the changing characters and times. Some new characters are in the book as well as many from the first story. I can see another book in the future! This one definitely sets the stage for the next novel.
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This book is disturbing,twisted,eerie and utterly filled with scares and creepy surprises. I loved every chapter.This aurthor is brilliant, I will be reading more books written by Rhodi Hawk. I would recommend this book to all GoodReads members.
Nicole Tahsildar
Oct 28, 2014 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed reading the two novels in this story line by Rhodi Hawk
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Rhodi Hawk has been fascinated by storytelling since her earliest memory, when her grandmother read to her from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Rhodi has been reading or writing ever since, and began her career as a transcription linguist in US Army intelligence. She later made a living as a technical writer during the Internet boom, working on her first novel in the early mornings and at night.

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