From the misty mountains and shadowy hollows of West Virginia a new legend arises. It's 1863 in Civil War-torn southern Hardy County. Beloved school teacher George Voorhees becomes the unlikely hero shortly after he joins the local Union Militia know as the Swamp Dragons, at his brother's insistence. When he's mortally wounded in an ambush by Luther Boggs, a vicious leader of a gang of Confederate bushwackers, Abigail, his friend, local midwife and witch turns him into a real swamp dragon in order to save his life. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he's thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic and power. With only Abigail's advice for guidance and the continued support of Sarah, the girl he loves, George must navigate the dangerous terrain of a suddenly unfamiliar world in a quest to end the reign of terror by a man whose evil knows no bounds.