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(Original edition, seventh printing)
(Original edition, seventh printing)
(Original edition, seventh printing)
(Original edition, seventh printing)
(ChooseCo reissue edition)
(ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing)
(ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing)
(ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing)
(ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing)

Combined Summary

Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 78
Choose Your Own Adventure (2005-) — no. 18
Choose Your Own Adventure Reissues (Australian Versions) — no. 17
Contained In: Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set (78-82) (Collection)
Translated Into: Regreso a la Atlántida (Spanish)
Regreso a la Atlántida (Spanish)
Regreso a la Atlántida (Spanish)
Retorn a l'Atlàntida (Catalan)
Author: Montgomery, R. A.
Illustrators: Sundaravej, Sittisan (ChooseCo reissue edition; Australian edition; ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing)
Huerta, Catherine (Original edition - cover; Original edition, seventh printing - cover)
Thongmoon, Kriangsak (ChooseCo reissue edition; Australian edition; ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing)
Tsui, George (Original edition - interior; Original edition, seventh printing - interior)
Dates: April, 1988 (Original edition)
2005 (ChooseCo reissue edition)
ISBNs: 0553271237 / 9780553271232 (Original edition, Original edition, seventh printing)
1933390182 / 9781933390185 (ChooseCo reissue edition, ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing)
Length: 113 pages (Original edition, Original edition, seventh printing)
119 pages (ChooseCo reissue edition, ChooseCo reissue edition, third printing)
Number of Endings: 18
User Summary: Three years after discovering Atlantis, you decide to go back and learn more about the lost city.
Demian's Thoughts:

After more than ten years, R. A. Montgomery wrote this sequel to what was probably his first gamebook, Journey Under the Sea. The book suffers from the fact that it has no particular objective or plot, and not all of its branches and endings are entirely satisfying, but it is still a respectable adventure full of the implausible but fun science-fantasy concepts that readers have come to expect of the series. In and of itself, the book isn't anything too special, but for fans of this series, and R. A. Montgomery's work in particular, it provides plenty of new and unusual territory to explore and is well worth a read.

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Jordashebasics's Thoughts:

In the time between books 2 and 78, R.A. Montgomery made plenty of development as a writer, and learned to make his stories a little less crazy. I expected that maybe Return to Atlantis would be a way of improving on Journey Under the Sea. It's an improvement, but they actually seem to have less to do with one another than I expected.

Nearly every single path results in making it to Atlantis. There is plenty of conflict happening there, but it isn't very clear why. The Atlanteans are in conflict with the Nodoors, but the reason why seems to be straightforward villainy. They want to conquer or something.

There's a substantial branch in which you travel to the Atlantean home planet. Montgomery lets his hippie flag fly with a few sequences. You get turned into music and spread peace and love on Earth. You get to participate in establishing a friendship between the Atlanteans and whales.

On its own, this book isn't terrible, but it's not terribly good. As a companion piece, it's hard to say this is a massive improvement on Journey Under the Sea.

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