The Apprentice by Gordon Houghton
Approx. 79,020 words.
Published on March 15, 2010.
A corpse is resurrected and apprenticed to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse for seven days. During the course of the week, he tries to remember how he died, accompanies Death on his daily round, and learns what it means to be undead. Printed editions: The Apprentice (UK, 1999); Damned If You Do (US, 2000); Death's Apprentice (Russia, 2003); L'Apprendista (Italy, 2010).