Edmund in Lucy Pevensie se s svojim bratrancem Eustaceom in kraljevskim prijateljem Caspianom in bojevniško mišjo Reepicheep odpravijo na morje, ko jih vase posrka slika na ladji Potepuška zarja. V čudoviti svet avtorja C.S. Lewisa se vračamo s sijajno ladjo Potepuška zarja. V nadaljevanju zgodbe o Narniji se Edmund in Lucy Pevensie s svojim bratrancem Eustaceom odpravijo na morje, ko jih vase posrka slika na ladji. S kraljevskim prijateljem Caspianom in bojevniško mišjo Reepicheep se lotijo naloge, pri kateri je na nitki sama usoda Narnije. Pogumni popotniki morajo premagati lastne skušnjave, ko se pred njimi pojavi skrivnostno otočje; se spopasti s čarobnimi bitji in zloveščimi nasprotniki; ter se naposled vnovič sestati s prijateljem in zaščitnikom, levom Aslanom.
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie are stranded in Cambridge, living in the house of their obnoxious cousin Eustace, while the grown-ups Susan and Peter are living in the USA with their parents. When a painting of a ship sailing on the sea of Narnia overflows water in their room, Lucy, Edmund and Eustace are transported to the ocean of Narnia and rescued by King Caspian and the crew of the ship The Dawn Treader. Caspian explains that Narnia has been in peace for three years but before he took his throne back, his uncle tried to kill the seven lords of Telmar, who were the closest and most loyal friends of his father. They fled to The Lone Island and no one has ever heard anything about them. Now Caspian is seeking out the lords of Telmar with his Captain Drinian, the talking mouse Reepicheep and his loyal men. Soon, they discover that an evil form of green mist is threatening Narnia and the siblings and their cousin join Caspian in a quest to retrieve the seven swords of the seven lords of Telmar to save Narnia from evil.