Hi, First post! Greetings. I am wondering if anyone can help, I am looking for a series that I started reading around the early to mid 200's, the author is female and it's a series where magic significantly uses up the years of someone's life. Everyone is sparing using the magic as a result. I thought the authors name was Cecilia but I think that's wrong. I read the first 2 books and I was waiting for the 3rd I think when I forgot who she was! It mustn't have been a really common set of books. I think that some characters could turn into birds, not sure. Any help appreciated!