I am working on a fantasy novel, among other projects, and really love (I'm sure I'm not the only one) the plot mechanic of chapters told from various character's perspectives in Game of Thrones. For those unfamiliar with the series, the story is told by shifting between different character's viewpoints, e.g. Chapter One: Bran Chapter Two: Ned Chapter Three; Jon etc Chapter Eight: Bran etc. I was wondering whether using this format with a completely different plot, writing style, world and characters would be seen as copying George R. R Martin to too great an extent, or whether it's actually a popular style which I hadn't previously encountered and isn't seen as unique to Game of Thrones. Any thoughts?