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'Shadowmancer' Touted as 'Hotter than Potter'

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'Shadowmancer' Touted as 'Hotter than Potter'

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'Shadowmancer' Touted as 'Hotter than Potter'

'Shadowmancer' Touted as 'Hotter than Potter'

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Shadowmancer, an allegorical novel for teens about the battle between good and evil, has become a British bestseller, been translated into 20 languages and optioned for the movies. In the United States, the book's publisher is declaring it 'hotter than Potter,' but some critics say first-time author G.P. Taylor's writing is no match for J.K. Rowling. Jeff Lunden reports.

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