One of those lovely readers who are kind enough to comment on Amazon.com said some nice things about The Aware, and then added: "There is not the depth like in some fantasy tales but you'll enjoy it nonetheless."
Another reader was so taken with the sub-text in the whole Isles of Glory trilogy, of which The Aware is the first volume, that she wrote her thesis paper for her media studies degree using the trilogy as an example (the thesis is about colonialisation and hybridity and other interesting stuff). I have just learned that she has been awarded a first class for the thesis.
I am so chuffed for her - and me! That someone should choose my books as a literary example for what she was discussing just blows my mind. Congratulations, Uthpala. It was wonderful for me on another level - it meant that someone totally "got it".