3.875 out of 5 from 11 votes
Rumors tell of Zephyrus, a beautiful and intoxicating woman who lives in a small island in the South Pacific. She's known to seduce all she meets, and not everyone who visits her leaves alive. In World War II, two soldiers become captivated by Zephyrus, and in the present, send one of their sons to investigate her recent appearance. Why has Zephyrus not aged a day since twenty years ago, and what plans does she have for the world?
Fifteen years ago, Garai was part of a group of delinquents who kidnapped Yuki, the young brother of a famous kabuki actor, on a remote island which housed a secret military base. Garai couldn't control his lust for the young boy's girlish looks and took advantage of him in a cave, followed by a grim discovery: everyone on the base was dead from an apparent leak of MW, a powerful neurotoxin. In the present, Yuki is alive, but exposure to the MW destroyed his conscience; he now lives a double life as both an attractive bank employee and a sadistic, brutal killer who kidnaps, rapes and destroys others for his own whims. Garai, plagued with guilt, has become a priest and tries desperately to save Yuki's soul, though often ending up in bed with him instead. Yuki's ultimate goal is to find MW once more to destroy the world; can Garai stop him in time?
MW and Swallowing the Earth have an equivalent amount of plotting, political scheming and intrigue. Frankly I wasn't a huge fan of either, but I can see that fans of one would DEFINITELY like the other.