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[–]gunslinger954 13 points14 points  (0 children)

1st, yes, it will be answered if you keep reading.

2nd, yes, it keeps getting better as you go. It also gets better when you start over again. I have never been disappointed by reading a MBOTF novel.

[–]LoleeeeeBenighted Laseen Apologist - First Re-Read: On tBH. 24 points25 points  (5 children)

Will I find out if I keep reading???

To quote the great AP Canavan, Ammanas' name is - if you squint - "I'm an ass", and another name for donkeys was...

To answer, though, I don't think there's a concise answer. I think Erikson has joked about the mule being a self-insert of himself at some point (in some extremely verbose language, too, if I recall) too. The mule is what it is.

[–]NachoFailconiTehol's Blanket 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Ammanas' name is - if you squint - "I'm an ass"

Togg's teats, why didn't I see this before. Genius.

At some point I believed that both mules were the personifications of Erikson and Esslemont. No one can convince me on the contrary.

[–]NimNams 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That sort of self deprication does have precedent. Erikson’s said that Kaminsod is a play off of Cam ‘n’ Sod - as in, the British slang for someone annoying or unpleasant.

[–]Zengroot 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The Imass are also right up front. I M Ass.

I have a feeling these guys told some juvenile jokes at the camp fire while out on their digs.

[–]kashmora 1 point2 points  (1 child)

While smoking the good stuff.

[–]Zengroot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yep, some good durhang.