They seemed either inactive or subservient to Ishamael though until he dies of course. Although Lanfear is very much herself. I do like that we find out it was her who first opened the seal to the Dark One's prison in the Age of Legends, and that apparently the Age of Legends lasted for hundreds of thousands of years (as opposed to the 3000 in this current age). Apparently in an attempt to find a new source of the one power that both males and females could use.
But yeah Mat is easily the most entertaining to read, Perrin is far too much duty. And really there are just way too many volumes where he's attempting to save Faile from the Shaido, that lasted too long and was too boring. It is a pity that book 11 (I think) only spans one day, I mean its an interesting read but it was not the best use of pages.
Also that book 12 ends with Mat entering the Tower of Ghenjeii (where apparently Moiraine is, and where the Aelfinn and the Eelfinn, those people who live in the twisted doorways, live.) I mean I want to see him save her goddamnit.
I was never interested in Moghedien, I'm much more interested in the two new ones that appear, who are hinted to be reincarnations of old forsaken, I believe the female one is Ishamael although I'm not certain, and the male one might be Lanfear, but again I remember that those two didn't fully fit.
Also what happens to that really tall Myrdraal.
Actually that one forsaken who attempts to relive the age of legends and uses people as pets, that's fascinating.
Also remember those two old Aes Sedai that Moiraine visists? I think one was called Vandene, they were close sisters. They appear in the second book I think, later on one of them turns out to be Black Ajah. Fairly cool that they play a small role in the second book and such large roles later on.
Right now I've been trying to remember the name of that older women Mat has a relationship with who is a regent of some coastal nation. But I just can't place my finger on which one it is, and I can't seem to find it on the map.