Laws of the Other World


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A botched rescue mission with an unknown objective cost Zhou Yu his team members, while leading him progressively closer to the multinational biotech corporation Juli’s research core.

In order to protect his botanist younger brother Zhou Qing, Zhou Yu accepted employment under the Juli Corporation, and is dispatched to a parallel world—Nibelungen.

Nibelungen’s biological systems are completely different from the world Zhou Yu is from. To live in this place, Zhou Yu must follow three great laws:

The first law, fear is the sign of the hunted, so you must never show fear.

The second law, the more beautiful an organism is, the more dangerous they are. Do not approach them, and do not trust them.

The third law, do not be misled by the mimicry of S rank organisms. They understand your mind, and they know how to entice you. Always remember that they have no human emotions or love. All humans are no exception to them.

Finally: We wish everyone can live happily in Nibelungen.

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turelight rated it
August 13, 2018
Status: c50
Jiao Tang Dong Gua's works never disappoint me. They always make me excited with strong plots, unique elements, and likable characters. Laws of the Other World also one of that story from her. Full of action scenes, blood, deaths, and hopes.

Zhou Yu is a person who can fight until his last breath and can drag enemies along with himself into the deepest depth of hell. He is an independent individual who possesses a strong heart and a sharp mind. His potential is high enough to be clarified as a male... more>> lead in other novels, but not in Laws of the Other World.

Nibelungen makes us human feel like an ant walking in the giant world. It is too beautiful, full of charm and mysterious organisms along with ancient histories.

To survive in Nibelungen three rules were created: do not fear, beautiful means dangerous, and do not be seduced by S rank organisms. But to LIVE in Nibelungen except for three rules, which created by the human, there is another rule.


Open your eyes and look at the world.

Feel the world.

Be the part of the world. <<less
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August 13, 2018
Status: Completed

This novel is actually a bl version of Avatar film. In Avatar, there is interaction between the plants, animals and the humanoids. The humanoids respects the other species.

However, in Nibelugen it is more of control between the species. Meaning that higher rank organism (either plant or animal) can control the organism of rank below. S is the highest and the only rank where the organism can take a human form.

To the organism of Nibelugen, humans are nothing but a nutrition container for breeding. So beware, the beautiful the organism, the more dangerous they are. Coz you will be seduced and next thing you know that you are dead.

About the characters,

1. Zhou Yu x his hubby (hehe... you guys find yourselves who is he)

They are a cute pair. You may see a different part of Zhou Yu whenever he interacts with his hubby. MC is a man with principle, loyal to those who matters to him and not easily swayed which is also why he had attracted the attention of he - you - know - who.

2. Zhou Qing x his hubby

Actually this is my favourite pair although there is not too much of interaction between then when compared to MC and his hubby. You will get the feeling that they are an 'old couple' when you read the novel. Coz their relationship is intense in emotional wise. Well... Tats what I think.


Just one thing don't ever... EVER judge the characters in this novel. One moment you think he is a good guy then he become a bad guy.

It is a worth read. I give 5 stars.

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Tsukkin rated it
September 18, 2018
Status: Completed
wah... just finished mtl-ing this novel, and it was amazing. I think I missed many details but I got the main point of the story. The MC is a badass and the ML isnt OP but still powerful. The romance is slow but its enjoyable to read, and the MC, he seems cold but he didnt reject his feelings for ML when he realized he loves him (well in some bl novels the MC will go through denial first b4 realizing that they love the ml, idk maybe its just... more>> me) and the other cp is very cute too~ plus point for this novel bcs it has more than one cp

Anyway... the novel is amazing and worth to try!


my favorite part is when MC sang that song, "the end of the world" to ML while dancing in the dark, when I read that part I just.. lost it... lol. And at first I have difficulity to find out who is the 1 and who is the 0, bcs MC is manly af and ML is very beautiful. Kinda sad bcs the papapa scene is not detailed but regardless its a good read :)

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Kiki0246 rated it
August 24, 2018
Status: Completed
This novel is great- highly recommend it to whoever's hesitant on picking it up.

The characters have real, actual depth and the romance between the two leads are... <3 <3 <3. I absolutely adore how the MC is so rational and he doesn't just love the ML *just like that*. It took time for their romance to bloom. The side characters are also very well used and it feels like the world wasn't simply created for the MC's romance but the other way around. The plot is very intriguing and unique,... more>> the setting is also very well explained smoothly. The character growth is perfect.

Anyways I'm horrible at summaries but... 5/5. For sure. From someone who is very picky at novels, has gone through all but a few danmei/yaoi in NU, and through a lot of danmei novels in their raws. <<less
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hehehoho rated it
March 24, 2020
Status: Completed
seriously one of the best BL novels out there.

The way the author describes Nibelungen and the different creatures living there is really captivating. You can literally picture yourself in Nibelungen yourself bc of the descriptive writing. Im not that good with words but its just really really amazing.

I really like the MC and the ML. Zhou Yu (MC) is a very likeable character. Hes strong, independent and smart & in the beginning of the story, you may even be confused bc he doesnt seem like a shou (but he is)... more>> The way he struggles and ultimately accepts Mo Ye (ML) is very well-paced and realistic.

The side characters were very very well written and memorable.


though I would have liked to read more about Zhou Qing and Ymir’s life in Nibelungen in the extras but ohwell


Song Zhi was one of the more complex and interesting characters in this novel. He had his reasons for doing what he did but he still had to bear with everyone’s accusation.

when they still didnt know he was actually against Juli Corporation


I just wanted to end off with what everyone has already said - Everything is really not as it seems. The plot constantly thickens and you never really know what to expect next. So really, just give this novel a shot!! <<less
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_shinigami_ rated it
August 22, 2018
Status: Completed
This is one of those bl stories where the couple is almost in equal footing. The MC is so badass and the ML is cute in more ways than one from their first meeting.

Beware also that in this world if the humans have three rules so is Nibelugen.

Action packed story with cute bl side and pairing everything in this novel is just perfect
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Loopi rated it
October 22, 2019
Status: Completed
The first half of the chapters were very good and interesting. I loved it because the genre was really good and not like the usual sci fi yaoi novels that are always about zombies or zergs so thank goodness lol. The author is very creative in making their story different and convincing with the details of the organisms and backstory of the other planet.
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but towards the end, it starts to get really draggy and its always about fighting, traitors popping up left and right and the MC always being in danger. At that point I just wish it would go to the important parts and end it sooner.

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foxymirage rated it
September 9, 2018
Status: Completed
OMG, this is finally translated, now everyone will know how great and freaking epic this piece is!

Seriously one of the best Danmei novel I've read (and I've read a lot!). The story is very well thought with mindbending new world, vivid imagery of a fantastical places, heart stopping actions and very dynamic characters. Absolutely no one is one dimensional (even the side characters), every one of them are very much alive. This story makes you pause and think about the consequences of your actions and teaches you not to judge... more>> a book by its cover.

Absolutely adore that MC and ML didn't have a love at first sight like most novels out there. Their relationship build on trust, companionship and then a deep understanding of each other. The most satisfying thing is that both MC and ML are equals. They're both smart and strong (the MC was so Badass I thought HE would be the seme lol) but they are never OP. That's was I like the most about this, how realistic it can be (they lose some, they win some).

Definitely worth a read, I guaranteed you that! 5+++ stars from me. <<less
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waiting for it to rain rated it
August 2, 2021
Status: c72

okay, fangirling aside, this novel, as I have exclaimed above, is absolutely brilliant. I've never really enjoyed sci-fi but this!! THIS!! YES!! the characters all have depth, especially those you find repulsing, they are more complex than what you see on the surface, *cough* song zhi *cough*

tHE PLOT!! is amazing as well!! I love the setting of this story, ‘nibelungen’... more>> is a dangerous and deadly place, however it is also alluring and beautiful. each scenes described with impeccable details, be it gory or delightfully. each mission is filled with action scenes and MC’s quick wits. it’s very fulfilling!

ROMANCE? YES. I <3333333 THE ROMANCE AAAAA!!!!!!!!! okay ML is so cheeky... he’s always persistent and yearning for MC. I also loved the earlier scenes when he was a cutey baby dragon thing. HHHHH, , , MC WAS SO DOTING BACK THEN *sob* I have yet to reach the part where they’ve confirmed their relationship (im only at 72 rn) BUT THE PINING IS *chefs kiss* ZHOU YU, FALL IN LOVE WITH CUTEY BBY MO YE NOW!!!!! l I s t en to m e... IT’S SO CUTE SO CUTE SO CUTE!!!! I love this relationship so much, has to be at least 4th place in my ‘favorite couple dynamic’ ranking.


looking forward to later chapters!!

5/5!!!! DEF <<less
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cieh rated it
April 7, 2020
Status: Completed
This is one of my favorite novels. I started it for the boy love but stayed for the plot and world-building.

The MC and ML are so grossly adorable. I guarantee you will love them both as I do. Their dynamic is perfection. (There is no past love as mentioned by another reviewer.)

The only thing that I didn't like about this novel is how flat some characters are. MC's lil brother, Zhou Qing is such a boring character. Maybe I'm a terrible person, but at one point I couldn't care... more>> less if he died. I just wanted to read more about our main couple (ugly sobs). <<less
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bmb rated it
May 15, 2019
Status: Completed
As we advance in the story, you realize that the novel is trying to teach you a lesson: that not everything is what it seems.

That is the conclusion I reach by reading it and I think it is very true.

I started the novel because the premise seemed very innovative, I had never read a novel with a plot like this (although it is also true that I have not read many books about science fiction, about going to other worlds, etc). But I do believe that this world, Nibelungen, is... more>> very special not only because of the organisms that live in this ecosystem, but also because of the way they do it, which we will witness during the course of reading.

I have to say that my personal preference in novels is to have a strong enough MC both physically and emotionally and independent of others, among other things. And this novel meets these requirements.

For those who do not like a possessive ML, I am going to tell you that in this story we should not have an approach from a human perspective.


because the ML is from Nibelugen and there are no humans originally


It is true that there are times when the ML said strange things (showing his possessiveness), but this only happens when the MC and ML still have to get together and are in that limbo of "are we friends or what happens here".


although I have to say that the ML is pretty clear about everything involving his feelings since the beginning xd Is just that MC is a soldier you know, they are like highly auto-controlled, at least him


But anyway the ML does not do anything beyond the line.

Also, the world is just super cool, even if it is terrifying, you will definitely like it. And there are so many PLOT TWISTS it's amazing, like you are reading and you go saying: OH MY GOD I HAD NO IDEA ABOUT THIS.

Although not everything is positive, I personally felt that the end was somehow anticlimactic and sudden. I don't know, it gave me that feeling (maybe because I was MTL-ing?), although you also have to keep in mind that there are 15 extras. <<less
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alphafemalecarla rated it
December 7, 2021
Status: c60-70
Where do even start....

The novel itself isnt bad. The world building is steady, consistent, and pretty good overall. Nibelungen's well written as such. In the beginning, the MC's obligations to his younger brother and the general gist is pretty good (tho I did feel the beginning to be slightly faster in pace compared to where I read it to).

The bad part is the couple itself. The MC, Zhou Yu, does not want to get together with the ML, who is ... more>>

Mo Ye, is an S organism. Now, as mentioned in the summary, S organisms can manipulate humans' emotions and make them their nutrition.


So you'd expect that to be the reason my MC is reluctant to get into a relationship with ML, right? Oh, I wish. The reason? Because they're both men. *facepalm* I'm sorry darling, maybe your life should be more important that your sexuality here. Idk. Just a thought.

It doesn't end there. One chapter all of this nonsense is happening, and the next chapter, MC's internalised h*mophobia is thrown out of the window and they're both suddenly kissing??? Idek

The plot itself is very well through tho, so if you don't really care about reading this for the couple and like the plot more, it's not a bad read in itself. <<less
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Blackflames123 rated it
December 3, 2020
Status: Completed
Lets start of with what I didnt like or was confusing.

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Basically I would give 4.5 stars but I rly didnt like the second cp that much and they ruined the experience for me so... uh dont come at me for this but ml's lil bro was annoying -

Also the ending was so vague! Like yes it was very sweet and all but it wasn't even clarified if MC would even go back. Like ML just said okay I will wait for u even if u dont come back cuz I can live for thousands and thousands of years. Um like what.

And a part that was so confusing to me. Okay ur mind will never ever be in a specific state it will always keep changing so u telling me he was unafraid the whole time??? if he was unafraid at first he should still be somewhat even a tiny tinsy bit afraid at the latter parts when he was uh gonna literally die or someone else was almost gonna die who was dear to him. It just does not make sense to me. I think its just me who feels that way but-


The things i liked


But aside from that the novel was soo good ! Kind of like desharow (another awesome novel) . Like everyone who doesnt have more than 1 line dies. Except like sz... anyway I reccomend u read this but just a reminder this focuses more on plot than the romance, the author described everything in such detail that it was very intriguing and kinda refreshing. (Although it did dry down at the ending and was just focused on ppl betraying others and like all other novels the MC being in danger all the time it was rly action packed and I had fun reading)

anyway if u like action, danger, otherworldly animals which are dangerous, cannon fodders who die in like 5 or 10 sec, OP MC, OP ml, cute ml, novel filled with plot, drama etc then u should try out this novel!

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1Sami rated it
February 4, 2020
Status: c45
It s a slow romance and the MC is a bro-con. The ML is his pet and we haven't learned much about him yet but, it feels like the author is hinting that he did have a past love. The other world is interesting and the author actually spends time coming up with information about every detail. You can tell that so much thought has been put into the background.
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silverkittie rated it
April 24, 2019
Status: c28
As this is my first review this might seem a bit all over the place, however, this story really deserves it. From what I've noticed when I read a story, the story will either be made up of its plot or its characters. There aren't many I've read that have this perfect balance of both. This story is a balance both. Not only that, the characters are phenomenal. The MC is strong, cool-headed, deathly loyal to those he loves, and sharp. He is an individual that can stand up on... more>> his own. Pair that up with the deathly world of Nibeulgen and you have an action-packed story full of beauty and terror at every turn. The other characters also have their own distinct personality and play off the MC. In fact, all the characters play off each other. Their personalities don't randomly change through the story to fit the situation. And that brings me to my next point. The characters play off the plot accordingly. It doesn't seem like the plot is being driven by the characters. Instead, it truly feels that you are going through these horrible situations right alongside them.

As for the romance? I can't say much other than that I squeal when the MC plays with Mo Yun (the little black ball of fluff that likes to bit him ^^). It's adorable. ^^ So if you're sitting on reading this, then don't. I did that, I regret it so damn bad. There was such a good story right in front of my eyes and I didn't even read it. But it was also great because I got to binge the chapters lol. And now its one of my absolute favorites next to the grandmaster of demonic cultivation, quickly wear the face of the devil, rebirth of a supermodel, true star, and club raising association (i have more but these are the ones I remember most). <<less
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koheir rated it
November 3, 2021
Status: c73
I can only say wow, I'm happy that I've found this novel with the at least 70 chapters translated.


f***, when I read them I was so disappointed almost overwhelmed by thoughts of dropping novel, cuz it messed up all my efforts to guessing who ML is, and also side couple story too

... more>> The plot is really good, maybe I was degraded with the awful novels recently, but "Laws of other world" really refreshing. Characters well written, you empathize them

Main character is cool, strong and that one who's saw how world can be ugly sometimes. He didn't go "weak" when he knew who ML were, and he is still true to himself <<less
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SublimiSomnium rated it
March 15, 2019
Status: Completed
Willing to give this story full stars because the premise and setting was so unique I keep thinking about the story even months later. The ability to make me ponder over interesting ideas is one of the best signs of good fiction, and this story accomplishes that in a highly enjoyable manner.

Big fan of this author's other stories, too. The author has the gift of creating MCs that are completely believable even when they are put through extraordinary situations, and corresponding MLs with personalities that don't lose to their overwhelming... more>> OPness. Of course, the development of their relationship is the focal point of the story and the fluff and romance is very on-point.

As with the other stories, don't read if you are squeamish. The gore and horror scenes are written quite vividly and occur especially often at the beginning. <<less
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Addison rated it
March 3, 2019
Status: c25
Amazing, am only at chapter 25 and already can't get enough of it. The "new world" is described so good! It lets you see the danger but as well how beautiful is in the same time. As for the characters, I'm very impressed with the MC. It's a badass but not in a OP way. He's strong, loyal, smart, determined with a good heart. I hopes ramainds the same till the end. After I'll read all ch I'm back with more.
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January 10, 2019
Status: c17
I MTL it because I couldn't wait! What a ride! the book is amazing. Great read, with great characters development.

This is my second read (Thrive in catastrophy) from Jiao Tang Dong Gua and I was blown away. I am about to MTL all his other books while waiting on the translation. I wish I could wrote the author and ask his team to consider having his book translate internationally. I am pretty sure it would be very well received.

The world building is amazing, colorful and inovative. It might be inspired... more>> by Avatar but WOW it was even better and more detailed world. The story is well engaging, fast-moving (Not confusing) with great pace.

Again I really like the portraying of the MC and ML relationship, they both respect and aknowledge each other strengh, supportive and protect each other. They have their own flaws, but they always there for each others.

The supportive characters are solid and very well integrated to the story.


It take some times for the ML to appear but don't be discourage and take time to fully enjoy the story, when he does the author made sure to sell us a lot of dog food :)... Swoonnnn :)


I wish I could read all of his other books. I am sure, I wont be disapointed because hsi penmark are one of the best and also the translator is doing an amazing job too keeping up the flow of the author.

I am patiently waiting for the complete translation so I can read it again! Thank you for introducing this amazing novel to us translator. <<less
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ResidentialPsycho rated it
October 7, 2018
Status: c15
So far, this is an exciting, suspenseful sci-fi novel with vivid imagery and excellent action scenes. Intrigue and danger lie around every turn. I love the setting. All of the characters have their roles, and a few have shown their depth as characters thus far. They each have their own personality traits, behaviors, and reactions to various scenarios.

Definitely worth checking out.
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