Extremely good books, if you're into high fantasy. In Robert Jordan's universe, women play pivotal roles in the balance of power. Besides J.R.R. Tolkien, for me personally the Wheel of Time series is amongst the very best in the fantasy genre.
I will tell you one thing though, these books aren't for light reading. Robert Jordan wasn't an author known for brevity, far from it. These books are very descriptive, detailed, and long on characters and history. If that sounds like something that would spark some interest and curiosity, then I wholeheartedly recommend trying out the first book in the series: 'the Eye of the World'.