It was a scifi/fanatasy I read a good number of years ago, 15 or so.
I just remember fragments of it. That is was set on a world where it appeared that humans had colonized it, then civilization broke down, large abandoned cities, lots of artifacts.
The main characters where mages or something along those lines, one was an apprentice the other the master however he lost his powers by touching an artifact or something along those lines.
They go on a journey to an abandoned city where he thinks he can get his power back which he manages and the book ends in a recording or transmission from the humans that presumably abandoned the city.
I can't remember much more about the story, there were feline humanoids, a bridge which led back to where it started, and a flooded forest I think.
It was interesting and I'd like to finish reading the remainder of the books. Thanks for anyone's help.