Cinder is a pretty normal Sandwing by her standards. Her entire life has been based around her little family. Of course everything must get different, what fun would life be without a bit of adventure! For her it's Jade Mountain academy. Run by just about the most famous dragons in history, brimming with adventure, of course not everything goes as planned. It begins with a brilliant program thought up by the dragonets of destiny themselves, a program that allows the students to travel and learn about the other dragon kingdoms, with the permission of their teachers and the queens of course, what could go wrong? Well it could start with a storm, one dragon with a broken wing and the sea kingdom which turns out to be the coldest wettest most undesert-like miserable place ever.