by Dan Simmons
Betrayal Quotes in Hyperion
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)
"The penalty for treason is death," [Silenus] giggled. "We're all going to die within a few hours anyway. Why not make our last act an execution?" (6.569)
Remember when the Consul thought Silenus might be mad at the beginning of the book? Now he's giggling about how they're all going to die. Yep, we'd say "mad."