Monkey tells the tale as he joins the dragon princess, Shimmer, and, along with two fiesty humans, they embark on a mission to recover the dragon homeland. It has been Shimmer's personal quest for years, ever since Witch Civet stole the sea, and the dragons were evicted from their magnificent palaces of coral and pearl. Now the arch-enemy Civet is repentant, and she too has thrown in her lot with this fearless band. Key to their success is the magic of the dragons' cauldron. But the cauldron is cracked, and to mend it they must reach the enchanted traveling mountain and engage the help of the fabled Snail Woman and the powerful Smith. Since the war against all dragons has escalated under the rule of the human king, Butcher, their journey is a dangerous one. The obstacles are endless, but so too are the questers' determination and resourcefulness. Just when they think that they are within reach of their final goal, they face the biggest challenge of all.