I am trying to remember the name of a sci-fi / fantasy / alternate universe story (which is part of a series or related to other works from the same author) I read years ago.
The story is from the perspective of an person/entity from an advanced civilization visiting an earth-like planet to track the progress of the primitive, human-like civilization that the advanced folks are keeping tabs on as the primitives develop. From the perspective of the narrator the primitive humans are seen to be straying off course and are not following the guidance of the advanced beings (the primitives are not maintaining these resonating rock formations which allow them to stay "in tune" with the advanced civilization, are becoming emotional and developing bad "human" like traits like greed, anger etc.).
The narrator laments that the primitives are becoming misguided, as he travels around the Earth-like planet. The story describes how the narrator travels to and from the Earth-like planet from his home planet.
The name of the story is, I believe
"_____ of _____"
with the names being completely invented. There are several books by the author in the same 'universe'. I would say that the story would be similar to something written from the perspective of Keanu Reeves in "The Day the Earth Stood Still".