I am all-a-twitter about how Byron or Arnoldo will respond </sarcasm>
Nekhrun wrote:I found this interesting:A second son would come, however. There would be another Leto, but that, too, carried heavy consequences—especially for Chani.
This seems to imply that Paul used his prescience to see a baby God Emperor; but I'm pretty sure in my copy of Dune Messiah it says that Paul didn't know about little Leto part II.
This seems like a pretty big deal as it seems to shake up Paul when it happens in DM. I'm throwing it in this year's edition of Nekhrun's Notes soon available at a discussion board near you.
Frank Herbert, in Dune Messiah wrote:Two babies! The vision had contained but one.
Frank Herbert, in Dune Messiah wrote:Two children, Paul thought wonderingly. The vision had contained only a daughter. He cast himself adrift from Idaho's arm, moved toward the place where Harah had spoken, stumbled into a hard surface. His hands explored it: the metaglass outlines of a creche.
Maybe in the initial vision, he really saw that someday there would be another birth, featuring this Leto II?
Frank Herbert, in Dune Messiah wrote:Again he stumbled. Chani, Chani, he thought. There was no other way. Chani, beloved, believe me that this death was quicker for you . . . and kinder. They'd have held our children hostage, displayed you in a cage and slave pits, reviled you with the blame for my death. This way . . . this way we destroy them and save our children.
Once more, he stumbled.
I permitted this, he thought. I should feel guilty.
So Paul knew that Chani would die... And thought there would be born only a daughter?
Can we get a more experienced defender of the consistency of the KJA&BH books to take a look at this?