Re: Annals of the Western Shore
I think Powers, the third book, has been published, or at least will be soon.
And, yes, I really loved Gifts, though I'd say I loved it even more than the Earthsea books. Annals of the Western Shore feels like the sum of everything that's good in UKL's books. She couldn't have written these books until now, when she has learned all that she has learned through writing her previous books.