Beep boop. This would be the intro bit, if I had anything to put here. Try again tomorrow to see if my brain is working.
This author’s other story Ageless, or Celestia Plays Dice With the Universe and this one are pretty good views of Celestia and Luna as divinities. A view I share as some of you might know. I like the idea that the alicorns are something greater than the sum of their parts. That they have just a spark of the divine inside them, in a very much D&D sense of just being on a higher plane of power/existence that connects with reality on a deeper cosmic level. On the other hand, I don’t like them being world-creators or all powerful. Just the next step up in the power/perception hierarchy from mortals. Like I said, divine in a very Dungeons & Dragons sense.
Anyway! I bring that up as context to say that the author does a lot of things I enjoy with these stories. However, I didn’t like this one overall. A story about uncertainty and shallowness. Which left me frustrated at it for not really going anywhere and wanting to smack Princess Luna upside the head for like 80% of it. I wish Princess Luna had either had better reasons for doing what she did, or at least the story would have presented them better. The ending was a bit disappointing as well. Anyway! I’d still recommend this one. Would call it good with an asterisk.
Also, the book of Job and the basic premise Princess Luna takes in this story, is still kind of stupid in my opinion.