I'll copy this old comment of mine:https://www.fimfiction.net/story/1918/stories-in-stone-lunas-royal-guard
There are no words to describe my disappointment in the execution of this story after the hype I felt after reading the premise.>Did you miss me, Celestia? I missed you. It's quite lonely being encased in stone, but you wouldn't know that, would you, because I don't turn ponies into stone.
Ostensibly, it follows an epic yarn of the assembly of Princess Luna's multispecies inner circle, Luna's deterioration and break into NMM, and their roles as captains in the war of night (or however you might call it), ending ultimately their petrification for all time in the royal garden.
In practice, chapter 1 is a confusing and inconsistent wall of exposition and bizarre tone shifts that I couldn't even finish. Supposedly this is even after post-publish revision and editing. It reads like someone took random scenes and character notes and added formatting and quotes to give the impression that Celestia is describing it.