Great to see the White Tower function normally. Egwene, Elayne, and Nynaeve were oddities and their progression happened when the Tower wasn't stable. Of course, Moiraine and Siuan were also exceptions considering how fast they advanced but it wasn't that odd.
Awesome to Moiraine and Siuan's relationship; Wish we got more in the original series.
New Spring's climax cannot compare to most of the WOT books but it serves its purpose quite well; That is to tell us how Moiraine and Siuan decided to deal with the Dragon Reborn, and how Lan comes to be Moiraine's warder.