Min ponders about the line from the Karatheon cycle "the three becoming one". When I've read about theories about this, it often in Rand, Elayne, and Avienda who are the three. I think it might be Rand, Egwene, and Tuon/Fortuana. This would bring the leaders of the male and female halves of the power together, as well as East and West. Tuon has the ability to learn to channel, as she could be a sul'dam. It also has been hinted in other prophesies that Rand must bow the knee to the White Tower and the Crystal Throne. And if it were to be Elayne and Avienda--then why is Min left out? Just wondering if anyone else thinks this might be it.
As for the book, I really enjoyed The Gathering Storm. Most of the characters were right on, and I enjoyed having some of the loose ends beginning to be tied up (Black Ajah, for example). I missed having more of the character lines followed (like Elayne and Avienda, etc). The only really jarring note was Mat--he came across more shallow than I see him as. Gawyn also did not get much development, but at least was more in character.