Jayder22 wrote:I'm on the second to last book and every detailed description thus far seems to indicate that there's a greater degree of control than that. At minimum there should be some sort of low level telepathy so the two linked people effectively act as one.
That is the thing though, In the books, the A'dam doesn't give control. Well, it gives limited control as in, cannot leave from this spot, and cannot channel etc. But the Sul'dam cannot force the Damane to channel a certain way. She can only give pain repeatedly until the Damane breaks/gives in and does what she wants.
The male A'dam is a different thing entirely.
Also remember the dirty little secret that the Sul'dam are all latent channelers. This means that the A'dam may actually be forming a link between 2 channelers or it could be that after working with another channeler for a long period of time, the linking just happens naturally.