The Grishaverse

Sandskiffs are the main form of transportation through the Shadow Fold. They are used over animal mounts as the latter are too conspicuous and frighten easily in the hostile terrain.


Shadow and Bone[]

Alina Starkov and the rest of the regiment use Sandskiffs to enter the Shadow Fold from Kribirsk.


Sandskiffs are shallow sleds with a single rigged mast.[1] Squallers are used to fill the sail with air to propel the vehicle silently over the sand.

A larger variant with 3 sails exists, one of which belonged to The Darkling.[2] It was used in the Darkling's demonstration of Alina's Sun Summoner powers in the Fold to the ambassadors of the neighboring nations.


  1. Shadow and Bone, chapter 2.
  2. Shadow and Bone, chapter 22.