Looking for an Author/book series, female author fantasy

#1
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!
 

Sneaky Burrito

Crazy Cat Lady
Staff member
#2
It sounds like the Magister trilogy by C.S. Friedman (a woman whose first name is Cecelia or something of that nature).