"Memento mori," intoned the ancients. But why remember death, why keep the thought of death before us? Is not the goal to live, in effect to fight death, to stave off as long as we can the wrinkles and the gray? "Think positive," intones our culture. "Look on the bright side. Granted death will claim us in the end, it doesn't have to cheat us out of life in the meantime." "On the contrary," Death counters. "If you let me, I can serve you as no other servant, teach you as no other teacher. Keep conscious of me and discover life. Embrace me as your dark lover, and find energy in your mission." Embraced It Will Serve You invites readers to dialogue with the ever-present shadow of death in order to come to the realization amounting to a revelation: the kingdom of life is at hand!