We see Cotillion stabbing Kaminsod in the back, which I think WAS a good thing? Does he go back to wherever he came from?

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  • I have seen references that "It is unclear whether this act freed him to return to his own world, or slew him on the spot, but most probably the former as Kaminsod's new body was described as unsuitable for his journey home. " but that was fan speculation. Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 13:20
  • So, nothing definte? At all? Maybe any emotional hints say, The Crippled God being happy or something like that? Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 13:27
  • @SphoorthyNutulapati malazan.wikia.com/wiki/The_Crippled_God says He is then released from his crippled body by Cotillion. but I do not know if this is trustworthy enough for an answer. Commented Apr 20, 2016 at 15:50

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It's left uncertain.

As far as I know, it's left vague on purpose. It was stated somewhere in The Crippled God that Kaminsod's current body was unfit for travel back to his world which leaves me to believe that Cotillion acted in a way that would free Kaminsod from his body, allowing his soul to travel back to his world without issue.

We probably won't know for certain unless future works clarify or via the word of Erikson. Due to a lack of evidence to the contrary, we're left to believe that's the intention behind Cotillion's actions.  Just as the characters however, we're left in the dark as to whether it succeeded or not.

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