Centuries ago, a rift was opened that let monsters into the world of Galatea. At least, that's how the story goes. Suri loves monsters-studying their lore, telling stories about them (for a fee), and-she hopes-one day taming them. Unfortunately, no one takes an orphan street urchin who travels with a merchant camp very seriously. But Suri's self-confidence, cleverness, and ambition serve her well when a mysterious new wagon joins her camp-holding something very big, very loud, and very monstrous.