What is most controversial about this book? Ramses: In my opinion his relationship with Daria was the best part of this book! It showed that pure human essence of raw emotion and feeling taking control. Speaking as a 20 yr. old, I know that Elizabeth Peters hit it right on the nail by making him frustrated, confused, flawed...human? After all, we can't put Ramses on a pedestal of idealistic manhood now can we? At this age, everything is so intense and you feel strongly and I personally was cheering for Ramses. It was exciting. It was new. It showed that you can fall in love and have your heart broken and still live and love again! I found that message bittersweet. No relationship is perfect. In the end, it makes Ramses and Nefret's relationship that much more real. I loved it and recommend it highly! I truly believe Elizabeth Peters is a brilliant writer and I respect her very much.