After Brant Agon threatens Azoth in order to get to Durzo Blint, Blint appears to stab and kill Azoth to make a point that he can't be threatened.
This being my second read-through, I'm noticing implications that Azoth/Kylar might actually have been killed by Durzo (he recalls hazy dreams of a yellow-eyed wolf, and Momma K points out that it's easy to misjudge poison with a child.
This is also after the kakari has, if not yet bonded, at least 'marked its territory' on the boy (when he's trying to defend Doll Girl from Durzo).
So my question is twofold.
- Did Azoth actually die, and thus was brought back to life?
- If so, who died so that he could live?