When Cinder Ashok's mother dies in a freak carriage accident, his father marries again. But the new wife is horrible, and her two sons Rock and Boulder aren't much better! They bully Cinder terribly - all he wants is to be left alone in the library, his favourite place in the world. Rock and Boulder are desperate to become Knights for Prince Charmless in the upcoming tournament but everything turns upside down when Cinder finds himself with a fairy godmother wishing him into the tournament. Now he's got a happily-ever-after in sight!