baudib wrote:Is it fair to assume all of Leto's inner dialogue presented in GEoD is also recorded by the Ixian dictatel, thus available in his journals at Dar-es Balat?
Apart from every other consideration, it's difficult to imagine that Leto II, the controller par excellence
, would have allowed every stray thought to go into the journals, unedited. I don't think even writers who present themselves as writing a stream of consciousness actually do so; it's just a twentieth-century vanity, a pretense of total honesty that is really not honest at all. However, as for indications in the texts themselves, the Journals are never represented as having been written as a stream-of-consciousness, except in the final moments of bedlam, as Leto II is dying. Moreover, I think Siona would never have wasted her time on such reading; nor would Leto Ii have expected anyone to do so.