Blaise had been part of the elite council of sorcerers until a vote made him forsake his position to live his life in exile. While in exile he starts work on a magical object. Something that will make magic accessible for everyone, even people who don't have the mathematical inclination. When he creates this object it's not what he expects, it is a she. A very beautiful she in fact, whom he names Gala. While he is excited and fascinated by his discovery, his ex-fiance is terrified of his creation. And the other sorcerers want to use her for their own devices. Gala, is her own person and she isn't going to have any of it. She is going to be whatever she wants, no matter what.
This book was really quite good. The story is told from four different perspectives. Blaise, the creator; Gala, the creation; Augusta, Blaise's previous lover; and Barson Augusta's current lover. Each one is an integral part of the story, from the amazement of Blaise over Gala to the terror of Augusta's reaction to her. Gala her self is incredible, she is empathetic, curious and an amazing ideal person.
The world is also incredible. The class system still exists but the ruling class isn't the nobles, its the sorcerers. Each sorcerer has their own holdings, including villages and people who live their. Some like Blaise are benevolent and kind. But others just don't care as their lives are so far removed from their people's.
This is a book that I would highly recomend and I look forward to the next book in the series.