So I got this comment from the lady herself:
Just finished reading this first chapter. And it was beautiful.
Your combat sequences were great. I loved the pacing. Your characters were spot-on. But best of all, I loved the setting of that tragic, once-joyous flying hotel. That place... that was a work of art. The Pinkie Pie hologram was touching, as well as a wonderful call-back to the Sweetie Belle illusion in the Stable-Tec HQ. After that, each detail, each new room... and Dash's sorrowful reveal of what happened to the passengers... they all blended into one of the most compelling set-pieces I've read in a long time.
Thank you for that. And I can't wait to read what happens next!