Major Spoilers For Life Debt Follow
What follows is very short but spoils a character from Aftermath Life Debt. Skip this one if you haven't read the latest book from Chuck Wendig....
There is a character in Star Wars Aftermath Life Debt named Gallius Rax. Rax is a character who grew up on Jakku in the prequel era and snuck aboard Yupe Tashu's ship after watching the Emperor's advisor deposit droids on Jakku's surface.
There is a chance that Gallius Rax might be Snoke.
I've yet to finish Life Debt, but I suspect that Rax may be a key figure in Empire's End the final book in the Aftermath trilogy. The final part should tell the story of the Battle Of Jakku and may well reveal the origin of the First Order and show Rax becoming Snoke.
Now, I'm really intrigued by a passage in the book that talks about Rax's interest in music. Specifically an Old Republic opera called the Cantata of Korra Vissora. It tells the story of a dark witch who was consumed by hatred for both the Jedi and the Sith. The Sith took Vissora's loved ones because she refused to join their ranks and the Jedi refused to help because she would not become part of the Jedi Order. She was also enraged at the galaxy for being imperfect and unjust.
Could this piece of character development for Gallius Rax hint at the motivations of Supreme Leader Snoke? We have suspected for sometime that Snoke is something other than Sith. If he shares the motivations of Korra Vissora, he may be something much darker an more dangerous than anything we have seen so far in the Star Wars saga. A man driven by a singular desire: to destroy everything in the galaxy. Someone who cannot be bargained or reasoned with.
A very contemporary threat indeed.
Thank you for reading,