Lady Galvin is impatient and disagreeable, due to her thinking her talents are wasted, believing she should have far more important work. She is said to have the highest failure rate of any mentor because she hates her job. It is said that the only reason she is Mentoring is because of the title.
She is known for highly valuing her cape and is extremely irritated when Sophie destroys it when she whips her serum instead of performing WHAP (Wash Hands And Present). When Lady Galvin makes the prodigies iron her capes in detention, she does not let Sophie anywhere near them.
Though she seems to regret it, at Sophie's final tribunal in Book 1: Keeper of the Lost Cities, she says that she will not pass Sophie in alchemy. Lady Galvin knows that this might result in Sophie being expelled.
Lady Galvin is described as slender, with red-brown hair typically in a tight up-do with twists. Her prized cape is hunter green, made of a silky fabric with elaborate patterns with emeralds.
Lady Galvin's Known Prodigies
- Galvin means "Sparrow" or "Brilliantly White" in Gaelic.
- She is very talented in Alchemy.