The Friendship of Mortals by Audrey Driscoll
Series: Herbert West, Book 1.
Approx. 154,250 words.
Published on May 22, 2010.
Herbert West can revivify the dead – after a fashion. He persuades Miskatonic University librarian and aspiring alchemist Charles Milburn to help him, but risks their friendship for the sake of his experiments. When West prepares to cross the ultimate border, only Charles can save his life -- if his conscience lets him. Book 1 of the Herbert West Trilogy.