A Mankind Witch by Dave Freer (Heirs of Alexandria #1.5)
The Heirs of Alexandria series is an ambitious multi-author alternate history with magic. The mainline books are sprawling narratives thick enough to choke a python, which makes this charming, vaguely Princess-Bride-flavoured side story a bit of a departure and my favourite book in the series.
Evil Dead II
“It is through the recitation of the book’s passages that this dark spirit is given license to possess the living. Included here are the phonetic pronunciations of those passages.”