Shadow and Bone

by

Leigh Bardugo

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Sandskiffs are shallow sleds that people use to cross the Shadow Fold. They have huge sails that propel them over the sand.
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Sandskiff Term Timeline in Shadow and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Sandskiff appears in Shadow and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
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...morning is extremely busy. Finally, Alina joins Alexei and the other cartographers and boards a sandskiff, silent sleds that blow over the sands in the Fold. There are two Grisha Etherealki... (full context)
Chapter 3
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At Colonel Raevsky’s word, the survivors from the sandskiff enter the tent—including the Senior Cartographer, Mikhael, and Mal. Alina wants to run to him,... (full context)
Chapter 22
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...Ivan escorts Alina to the Darkling and they all walk to the drydocks. On the sandskiff, Alina meets Fjerdan ambassadors, a delegation from Shu Han, and an envoy from the King.... (full context)
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Alina follows the Darkling’s command to create a path. The sandskiff flies ahead and soon, Alina can see the West Ravkan village Novokribirsk ahead. People there... (full context)
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...out of the Fold. Sure of herself, Alina performs the Cut, sending one of the sandskiff’s masts falling. The Darkling looks shocked, but he tells Alina she’s not a murderer. Alina... (full context)