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Bill Meyers is a warden in Dallas.[Footnote 1] He is sometimes called Wild Bill.[1] He first appears in White Night.


In White Night, Meyers is a young warden at Camp Kaboom, training new wardens. He is a Texan, with a western rural drawl.[2]

In Turn Coat, Meyers is referred to as coming from Dallas, which is in Harry Dresden's jurisdiction as Regional Commander of Eastern and Midwestern United States.[3]

He is one of the wardens Harry Dresden is on good terms with. He answers his phone on the second ring with a "Howdy", and is always polite to Dresden ever since he saw him do something scary.[3]


Meyers is known to magically induce earthquakes.[4]

In the series[]

"War Cry"[]


Harry Dresden, Carlos Ramirez, Bill Meyers and Yuki Yoshimo by Stjepan Sejic

In "War Cry", he is mentioned fighting in the Battle of Palermo before joining the small band led by Harry Dresden to assist a besieged group of Venatori. He is hurt in their defence and worries that this might prevent him to give his full contribution to the mission. When, however, the White Court cadre arrives and breaches the Venatori's holdout, he brings down part of it, killing or incapacitating a sizable number of its soldiers.[4]

White Night[]

In White Night, Meyers is standing guard over two ghouls still alive after the attack on Camp Kaboom. He holds a double-barreled, ten-gauge shotgun over them. He and Carlos Ramirez both look at Harry Dresden funny when he starts to speak to the ghouls in their ancient language. He wants to turn the prisoners over to trainees so that he could go with Ramirez and Dresden to rescue the Trailman Twins. When they fail, he returns to torture the ghouls, and, presumably, Bill is there to see it.[2]

Turn Coat[]

In Turn Coat, Harry Dresden calls him up trying to gather what information he can on the search for Donald Morgan without arrousing suspicion. He informs Dresden that he saw two Wardens coming out of the local entrance to Ways but refuses to tell him what was up, thinking that Dresden would know what is going on and planning to call him in the morning.[3]

"Bigfoot on Campus"[]

In "Bigfoot on Campus", Meyers bails Harry Dresden out of prison after Strength of a River in His Shoulders destroys the dorm where Irwin Pounder used to live.[5]

Cold Days[]

In Cold Days, Bill Meyers is in Texas giving the Fomor hell. Carlos Ramirez has been hurt real bad the previous year against them and is not yet back in action. The Wardens in Baltimore and San Diego are holding their own.[1]

Peace Talks[]

In Peace Talks, Meyers is part of the team of wardens assigned to the Chicago peace talks. Carlos Ramirez, Yuki Yoshimo, Chandler, and Meyers attempt to detain Dresden to verify his loyatlies to the White Council.[6] At the opening ceremonies, Meyers is assigned to cover Ebenezar McCoy.[7]

Battle Ground[]

In Battle Ground, he takes part in the defense of Chicago against the Fomor and the Last Titan. Meyers is part of a group including Harry Dresden, Yuki Yoshimo, Carlos Ramirez, Chandler, and River Shoulders that engages a group of Black Court Vampires led by Drakul to perform Necromancy in Graceland cemetery.[8] After a short fight, Meyers is killed by the vampires, who escape with his corpse.[9]


Harry Dresden states to him that Council considers the "US Wardens a bunch of mushrooms. Kept in the dark and fed on bullshit."[3]



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