| > > Lionheart wasn't told what they represent until after she made her|
> > choice. She was just shown a sword and an amulet. In fact, Kelsey
> > asked, and Meggan even told her that she and Brian were not allowed
> > to say what each artifact represents. So, basically, Kelsey just
> > chose a sword over jewelry. Of all of Austen's failures, I'm unable
> > to forgive this one the most. It's bloody horrific.
> I'm not sure if I'd consider this his worst failure, but the entire
> plot never made much sense in the first place. Why would Brian and
> Meggan put a curse on a mom that made her unable to see her children
> if the mother in question wasn't abusive? There's no way to have them
> do this and remain heroes by any definition of the word.
That's why I consider it his worst failure. As much as people complain about exploding communion wafers, Nightcrawler's dad, and Lorna the sex maniac, his portrayal of Brian and Meggan was far, far worse.