I just finished it and I really liked it.
Fighting system was definitely good idea. Especially for game with plot like this. And it's well done.
The artstyle is good. Very nice sprites and backgrounds. Fitting music. The partial voice acting adds a lot of charm :)
The plot is very good. Well-written and interesting characters. I also like that player can see the story from perspective of few characters.
I really like how Ishara and her crew are total opposittes of the nobles. Especially comparing their personalities, outlook and knowlegde about live outside the palaces.
The game should autosave before every battle.
I think you should create 2nd game about Ishara :)