Eighteen-year-old Jalia Quinn was a brilliant young girl who, despite her parent's wishes, was ready to go out and explore the galaxy. When she enrolled in the Draconis Defense Force she thought it would be smooth sailing to a research facility and a comfortable office. But after the Vega colony is attacked and nearly destroyed a war begins to brew between the colonies and their home planet of Earth. This war will push Jalia and her team to the very limit of their abilities. 'The Price of Freedom' is a suspenseful, imaginative work that will open your mind to what mankind could face in the future upon leaving Earth to spread out among the stars. This book is marked as appropriate for readers 10 and up, but does deal with death within a few chapters.