Travis Bughi

Biography

I started reading young and have never stopped. My mother was determined to make me literate quickly, and she would read to me often. My grandmother, though, takes credit for my addiction to reading. She was a librarian and introduced me to the joy that is reading. It is no coincidence my first World of Myth novel is dedicated to her.

My journey from avid reader to hobby writer took its first turn in High School after I read Dune by Frank Herbert. It was a challenge for me at the age of 14, but I was so impressed with it that I began to imagine my own stories. What I wish to accomplish is to give my readers the experience that I want: to be transported to another world and become so absorbed that I lose track of everything around me.

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Series

World of Myth
The World of Myth series follows the tales and adventures of characters living in a dangerous world filled with all our mythical creatures from angels to werewolves, oni to akki, and rakshasas to hydras. Among the deadly monsters, humans wander the world as knights, pirates, gunslingers, ninjas, vikings and much more. It's a dangerous and deadly world, and those who wish to survive it must be a warrior in their own right.
Beyond the Plains
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The Forest of Angor
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The Fall of Lucifan
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Journey to Savara
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Juatwa
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A Legend Ascends
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Books

Takeo's Chronicles
Series: World of Myth. You set the price! Words: 584,960. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Books #7-12: After losing his beloved, an infamous and highly skilled ronin teams up with a washed-out ex-knight, a death-seeking viking, and a far-too-kind ogre on a quest to make the world a better place. Yet Takeo knows something they do not. Although the goal is worthy, he is not. No great accomplishment comes without sacrifice, and who better to sacrifice than the wicked and the wretched.
A Legend Falls
Series: World of Myth, Book 12. You set the price! Words: 75,320. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Never in living memory has Juatwa come so close to being united. Only two shoguns remain, each backed by a clever and tenacious general. Countless will be sacrificed, but Takeo did not come this far to give up now, especially when pitted against the likes of Qadir. Sometimes, to kill a disease, the entire wound must be doused in flames.
Battle for Redemption
Series: World of Myth, Book 11. You set the price! Words: 87,730. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
With power and respect finally in hand, rarely has so much hung in the balance for Takeo Karaoshi. Unfortunately, Lord Botan Katsu has all that, plus Gavin, Takeo's enchanted sword, and an impregnable defensive position. Stuck between Botan and the Nguyen forces, Takeo must risk it all to destroy one before the other closes in. A difficult but not impossible task. Yet things are never that simple.
A Dagger in the Light
Series: World of Myth, Book 10. You set the price! Words: 99,860. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Takeo Karaoshi has never had the respect he deserves. One would have to be a fool to ignore the threat he poses, and yet he’s been overlooked and betrayed countless times. Until now. After defying the Katsu horde, Takeo has earned the de facto command of an army. It might just be enough to win, except there’s one problem. He has many, many enemies. And they’re taking him seriously, too.
Fortress of Ruin
Series: World of Myth, Book 9. You set the price! Words: 133,790. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When Takeo Karaoshi’s new master, the Lady Zhenzhen, comes under attack from an unexpected enemy, the only things standing in the way are Takeo, his ambition, and those he’s willing to sacrifice. Blood is sure to flow.
An Enchanted Sword
Series: World of Myth, Book 8. You set the price! Words: 104,170. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Purpose is the one thing Takeo has always wanted, and it is within reach. He means to piece together a world left fractured by Jabbar’s wrath and a heart torn asunder by Emily’s death. Under the service of a new shogun, Takeo sets out for Savara to accomplish the impossible. To succeed, Takeo must make any sacrifice, climb any mountain, and cut any deal. The kind only a jinni can make.
Fated for War
Series: World of Myth, Book 7. You set the price! Words: 80,670. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
There exist few men with a story as pitiful as Takeo Karaoshi’s. The wandering ronin has less of a reason to live than most. He has but one companion now, an ex-knight and former enemy named Gavin Shaw. But it’s hard to keep a heartless rogue and a drunken bastard down. They set out on a quest so ambitious that were they men with anything left to lose, they would surely turn away.
Emily's Saga
Series: World of Myth. You set the price! Words: 571,930. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Contains books 1 through 6. In a world filled with dangerous creatures of terrifying power, a courageous girl will grow from a naïve farmer’s daughter into a legendary warrior the likes of which her world has never known. Emily’s Saga follows a heroine for the ages, Emily stout, who will decide not only her own fate, but that of her world.
A Legend Ascends
Series: World of Myth, Book 6. You set the price! Words: 112,310. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
Of all the things Emily Stout expected to discover on her quest for vengeance, love and destiny were not among them. Yet she found and lost them both. She now journeys through the treacherous Mountains of Khaz Mal and to complete her destiny. Lucifan and the world faces annihilation, and only Emily can save it. Should she fall, there will be no other to take her place.
Juatwa
Series: World of Myth, Book 5. You set the price! Words: 105,660. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
The time has come for Emily to make good on her vengeance. After chasing Heliena the world over, Emily has her cornered in Juatwa, a place of never-ending war, and must fight her way through creatures, assassins, and three armies, to defeat her nemesis. But Emily has an ally whose skills rival her own. With his help, a bit of determination, and perhaps some luck, they might just win the day.
Journey to Savara
Series: World of Myth, Book 4. You set the price! Words: 101,290. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Half a year has passed since Emily Stout set sail to fulfill her destiny. For the first time, she is on her own, both free to do as she pleases and without aid to protect her from the consequences. Between her and her destination, Juatwa, lies Savara, an ancient and massive land of sand, blood and chaos. And Emily means to cross it.
The Fall of Lucifan
Series: World of Myth, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 92,610. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Vengeful and determined, Emily Stout and Adelpha have chased Heliena to the city of Lucifan, where the woman has reunited with her allies. Bringing her to justice will not be easy, nor is it that simple. Lucifan has come under assault from the corruption and greed grown within its own streets. A reckoning has come, and Emily did not travel all this way to sit this one out.
The Forest of Angor
Series: World of Myth, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 76,950. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Forest of Angor looms ahead, land of giant wooden pillars and deadly enemies Emily Stout has never seen nor faced. Beyond lies Themiscyra, home and safety. The traitor still lingers among them, hiding in anonymity and Emily watches for the traitor to make a mistake. A dream haunts her thoughts, warning of dark times. Emily knows she risks tragedy for herself, and perhaps the world.
Beyond the Plains
Series: World of Myth, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 84,170. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
For sixteen years, Emily Stout has known a simple, yet harsh, life on the Great Plains but she dreams of more. Then Emily’s mother reveals a secret that will change everything for her and send her to the magnificent city of Lucifan. There she finds brutal ogres, terrifying gargoyles, plotting leprechauns, and an enemy shrouded in darkness and deceit who wants nothing more than her death.