Without being spoilery here, at the end of the most recent Game of Thrones, I realized that, in very broad strokes, George and I did something similar: a small group of people are trapped in a fortress against an overwhelming force, and one person decides he must solve the problem on his own.
Now, I'm not saying George got the idea from me. I have no idea if he read Witch Blood, and if he did, he made that particular plot element into something uniquely his own. What I suspect is George and I both got the idea from something else, maybe a cowboy movie, maybe a French Foreign Legion story. So I'm curious. Does anyone know where that plot comes from?