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Jason | 1 comments I can't remember exactly when I read this book maybe about ten years ago. It started with a young man/trainee priest who is exiled because he used magic. He meets up with a strange man who brings him on a journey to an island with a magic school. They travel by horse and river boat and are attacked on the way. When they get to the school the young man meets the teachers and it turns out he has a high affinity with all schools of magic. Shape-shifting stands out and he can turn into a bird. He starts a relationship with the shapeshifting teacher. While out and about as a bird he is attacked and incapacitated by another powerful magic user who the attacks the school. This is the first book in a series with the second book focusing on a young woman who is part of a tribe. Her magic ends up being prophetic in nature. The young man ends up in a desert town.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help with this.

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Kris | 32317 comments Mod
Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper seems to match your description.

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